Student file: Kylie Swain

Inspiring dreams - Kylie's story

Kylie Swain

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys employment and training program – Dream, Believe, Achieve – has had its fair share of success stories since beginning in 2015, but Kylie’s is one of outstanding achievement against the odds and personal journey of self-discovery.

From a tough up-bringing to dropping in and out of school, Kylie (17) didn’t have a plan for her future before prematurely leaving high school, but after hearing about the Cowboys community program through family and friends, she hasn’t looked back.

“The program helped me gain my confidence and help me believe in myself…I am over the moon now I have a full-time job.”

Allara Learning Queensland State Manager, Arthur Burchett said Kylie’s story is one that can help inspire future students from all manner of backgrounds.

“Her story inspires other people because it demonstrates that even if you didn’t finish school for any reason, there are opportunities out there for you to take,” Mr Burchett said.

Completing her Certificate III in Hospitality earlier this year, Kylie is now employed full-time with Allara Learning as a Junior Office Administration Assistant and says the program has played a huge part in being able to achieve her goal of ongoing employment.

Read full article: https://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/12/18/inspiring-dreams—-kylies-story/

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North Queensland Cowboys

Since the club’s inception in 1995, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys have navigated the highs and lows of professional sport to emerge as a strong contender within the National Rugby League competition and a cornerstone of the North Queensland economy. Local community programs and initiatives are a key part of the club’s identity.

“Quality training provides the best platform for individuals to launch their career in their industry of choice. Whether returning to the work force, changing career pathways or just formalising industry skills with accreditation, the combination of quality training and mentor support that then links to paid employment is a model that works”

Greg Tonner


CEO, North Queensland Toyota Cowboys

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