Show Me The Way Blog

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Traineeships help sisters

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

Taungurung sisters Teneille and Ashley Johnson from Swan Hill have benefitted from AFL SportsReady and are ready to start their careers. Teneille, 23, and Ashley, 21, have both undertaken traineeships and are now embarking on very different paths.   Teneille started her AFL SportsReady traineeship in banking with ANZ Swan Hill in 2009 while studying at high school. She later went on to study commerce at Swinburne University.

“Back when I was in high school there were limited job prospects in regional Victoria so I had to take initiative and find a pathway into the finance and banking industry,” Teneille said.

Differing from her finance and banking savvy sister, Ashley’s strengths are in business and administration, which is relevant to her current role at the University of Melbourne. She began her traineeship in 2016 with University of Melbourne’s Murrup Barak faculty as part of VTEC’s Indigenous Australian Employment Development Program.
“I saw how hard my sister was working and I was inspired by her,” Ashley said. “She was working two jobs and doing her traineeship as well. She has always encouraged me to follow my own dreams and has supported me through my own journey.

“I’m so happy to be working around such influential people. Every single day I am exposed to new and exciting information. At the moment I am working in earth sciences so I get to see the labs, learn about climate change and geology.”

Ashley is due to complete the program at the end of 2018. Both sisters are living in Melbourne and often travel back to Swan Hill to visit their family.


AFL SportsReady graduate Teneille Johnson.


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