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“It’s about pushing yourself to go further!”

Scott commits himself to the principle of ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ in everything he chooses to do.

As a genU participant for twenty years, Scott has embraced opportunities to learn new skills through recreational activities and training, while also working in the genU Business Enterprises land care team for 11 years.

In the past few years Scott has taken on the challenge of undertaking two accredited courses with genU Training, including Certificate I in Transition Education and Certificate I in Work Education. Scott explains that – ‘Training can give you opportunities, new friends and many new contacts.’

While studying the Certificate I in Transition Education, Scott enjoyed many excursions, including a visit to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) which prompted an interest in acting. Recently Scott was selected to perform with the Back to Back Theatre group after successfully auditioning for a role. This growth in confidence has also seen Scott agree to speak publicly about his life experiences and disability awareness for audiences at church and junior martial arts groups.

Scott’s involvement in martial arts has stretched over eighteen years. The discipline, respect and focus on other people underpin his commitment to this art and these attributes influence the way Scott approaches any new challenge, including training. Scott loved the inclusion of a work placement while studying the Certificate I in Work Education and also the focus on workplace health and safety. Scott is now the ‘go-to person’ for others in the land care team, encouraging others and leading by example. He credits his training experience for helping him to grow and maintain his motivation.

“At genU I feel welcome and supported with activities that are individually programmed for me. I have grown in confidence and personally challenge myself to go out looking for opportunities.”

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