Sharnece, an indigenous young women dressed in business attire, stands next to Rod from EPIC Assist in the reception area of Kahwun-Wooga Aboriginal Coorporation in Maryborough

22 June 2021

Sharnece – Kahwun-Wooga Aboriginal Coorporation, Maryborough

Sharnece undertook a traineeship in Business Admin through her final years at high school. She was very quiet and timid when she started work experience in a receptionist role. The team spent time training Sharnece on her phone manner, building her skills and bringing her out of her shell to be able to answer the phone with confidence. The confidence she felt inside started to show in the personal pride reflected in her appearance.

This confidence led to a job opportunity at Kahwun-Wooga Aboriginal Corporation in Maryborough where Sharnece has been working in a receptionist role for over a year.

Sharnece now has career aspirations to help others.

“I would like to work in mental health so I can talk to people with the same type of disability as me and tell them that there’s sunshine on the other side,” Sharnece said.

Two indigenous people stand proudly in front of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags. The man on the left wearing a black polo shirt. The young lady on the right is dressed in smart business attire. They are smiling and show pride in their stance.