Paramedic career a step closer with ParentsNext

May is passionate about healthcare, and with the support of CVGT Employment she is a step closer to realising her dream career.

With our ParentsNext team by her side, May is well on the way to becoming a paramedic.

My Parents Next support coach played a crucial role in my motivation and overall progress.

They regularly checked in on me, providing emotional support, guidance, and encouragement.

Their presence acted as a motivating force, reminding me of the importance of my goals and helping me stay on track during challenging times.

CVGT Employment ParentsNext participant

Overcoming barriers

Like many parents, May’s challenges have stemmed from the difficulties of navigating the personal and financial complexities of raising a family.

“My children falling ill has meant that I’ve had to take days off or leave training sessions early to attend to their needs,” she says.

“This is a demanding juggling act, as I’m not only focused on my own education and career aspirations but also on providing care and support to my family. Balancing these two responsibilities requires immense flexibility and adaptability on my part.

“To make the most of my limited time, I’ve resorted to studying during the night when my children are asleep or when they’re at childcare.”

Financial support

At a time when the cost of living is rising, supporting children to stay well or finding appropriate care is a challenge.

But this is where being involved in the ParentsNext program has paid off for May.

One of the most impactful ways my ParentsNext support coach helped me was by providing financial support for my course.

Education can be costly, and their assistance in funding my course not only eased my financial burden but also showed their commitment to my success.

This financial backing allowed me to focus on my studies without the constant worry of how to cover tuition fees and related expenses.

CVGT Employment ParentsNext participant

Future close

That ability to focus on training is reaping rewards.

“Becoming a Patient Transport Officer (PTO) is the first step in my journey towards a fulfilling career in healthcare,” she says.

“Becoming a Paramedic is not just a personal aspiration but also a commitment to serving my community and those in need during critical moments.

“Paramedics play a vital role in emergency healthcare, and I am eager to be part of a profession that makes a difference in people’s lives during times of crisis.”

At CVGT Employment, we are proud to be making a difference in May’s life.

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