“Seeing people come through our door with little or no training, and see them go on to complete a qualification is very rewarding. It’s wonderful to be able to make a difference to people’s lives.”– Maret Pearson, Team Leader, Work & Training
Maret Pearson joined Work & Training in 2012 and now works as a Team Leader operating across the North West of Tasmania.
Maret began her career with Work & Training in an administrative role, before taking up the opportunity to move into a Business Consultant role.
“I came to Work & Training after working in college and TAFE environments. I had always enjoyed working with young adults to help them achieve their training outcomes, and Work & Training offered me the opportunity to expand on that type of work.”
For Maret, being able to support apprentices and trainees all the way through to their eventual employment is the most fulfilling part of her role.
“The successful completion of training for my trainees and apprentices is very satisfying. There are always bumps in the road, I’ve enjoyed being able to steer them in the right direction and provide them with strategies to succeed” she says.
“Seeing people come through our door with little or no training, and see them go on to complete a qualification that will help set them on the path to success is very rewarding. It’s wonderful to be able to make a difference to people’s lives.”
Maret has continued with her own learning and training as she assists others on their journey. Since starting at Work & Training, she has completed qualifications in Human Resources, Frontline Management and is close to completing qualifications in Work Health & Safety.
“It’s given me some very valuable qualifications, enabling me to do my job to the very best of my ability.”
Maret also understands the importance of offering pathways to employment beyond the standard university or TAFE options.
“The North West of Tasmania struggles with employment in particular, and many young people leave for opportunities elsewhere. Retaining good people, with good skills, is really important for our future” she explains.
“University isn’t for everyone – practical, on-the-job learning through an apprenticeship or traineeship can be a more suitable option for many people.”
Maret Pearson – Team Leader, Work & Training