Jordan completed his Year 12 VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) before starting at Merrimu.
Since coming to Merrimu he has completed a number of programs from an Intermediate Certificate in computers to a Certificate in food handling and cooking.
Jordan has embraced each new opportunity and has developed friendships as he worked with others on team-building exercises in the Healthy Relationships course run by Merrimu. This course involves participants learning about respecting others, developing friendships and how to work well with others and be part of a group
Jordan attends Merrimu’s Hub in McKenzie St Melton and says “I like working on my cooking and money handling skills”. The Hubs provide more choice and fresh options for school leavers and people looking to access alternatives with a focus on vocational and education programs and building life skills.
A big highlight for Jordan is studying to get his learner’s permit. He is currently studying road rules and what the responsibilities of a driver are so that he can sit for his learner’s permit test. Jordan has completed an intermediate computer course and he is very proud that he finished the course.
Jordan says he enjoyed learning cooking and how to handle and store food properly and is very proud that he has achieved his food-handling certificate.
“I enjoy Merrimu and think I have done well and worked hard.” Jordan would like to get a job next and live a happy life.
This story is from our 2015 Annual Report. You can read more on our Publications page.