Rosie pleads for opportunity

HELP: Jason McCartney and Rosie Harrington-Barker. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

HELP: Jason McCartney and Rosie Harrington-Barker. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

ROSIE Harrington-Barker wants to be an electrician. 

The 18-year-old finished her secondary school studies at Catholic College Bendigo last year and hopes to follow in the footsteps of her uncle and brother in the trade industry. 

However Miss Harrington-Barker is struggling to find an apprenticeship.

"I have tried with one company and they seemed interested," she said. 

"But they didn't have any positions at the time." 

Since Miss Harrington-Barker finished school she has been working part time at an IGA supermarket. 

She said she was due to start a certificate III in electro-technology at Bendigo TAFE in June.

"I would prefer to start an apprenticeship," she said.

"I am responsible and trustworthy.

"I have done some labour work with dad.

"Businesses want experience - how am I able to get experience without being given a chance?

"I just need to be given a shot."

For more information, contact Sureway Employment and Training on 5445 2400. 

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