Carley’s journey to success – Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)


Carley’s journey to success

Canberra Institute of Technology’s Yurauna Centre provides First Nations students with supportive teachers, a reassuring environment and on-site childcare. These proved vital to Carley, who has faced personal trauma, enabling her to access the education that helped her thrive.

“My first morning, I was nervous. I went in. I was really scared. Everybody was really supportive. I felt comfortable. Everybody made me feel welcome.”

“When I first came here, I used to self-doubt a lot. The Yurauna Centre helped me grow as a person.”

“I was so excited and just couldn’t get the smile off my face the day that they told me that I passed the Cert III in Community Services. I actually received the Excellence Award, for my hard work and dedication to my studies.”

She is now making a positive impact as a valued employee in an Aboriginal Community – Controlled Organisation.

See Carley share her journey to success in the below video, republished with kind permission of CIT:

(Please note that the video contains material that may be emotionally challenging or potentially triggering.)