The LEA team is excited to officially relaunch our Pathway Program, which is designed for trainees who intend to build a career at our sites upon completion of their traineeship. Through monthly consultations, our pathway trainees will have the opportunity to explore the various skills needed to fill in gaps in their knowledge within the workplace as well as build on their leadership skills.
With the reintroduction of the pathway program, I would like to share a good news story about Blake Austin(pictured above). Blake began his journey with LEA in 2019 as a School-Based Trainee at Coffs Harbour Olympic Pool. There was no doubt in our minds that Blake would go far in his traineeship! Upon completion of his SBAT Blake saw the opportunity to move to Sydney, away from his family to complete his Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation. Blake was based at Norm O’Neill Cricket Centre & Hurstville Aquatic Centre, he was primarily working in sports coaching. Blake explored the various roles at each of the centres and very quickly became a Duty Manager at Hurstville Aquatic. This year, Blake has moved into an operations role where he oversees the operations of the pool including the lifeguard staff. Blake has shown his maturity and leadership skills and will be developing them further within his consultation time. Blake’s story is a great example of how our program provides skills and opportunities for our trainees.
We hope Blake continues to work hard in the completion of his traineeship, as he is a great role model for the new cohort of trainees that have just joined our team across the nation. We would like to send a big welcome to:
Rebecca Seccull (Club One Jubilee)
Todd-Anthony Robertson (Warragamba Pool)
Khaiya Albury (Rockhampton Pool)
Laura Elliot (Moss Vale War Memorial Pool)
Jesse Diamond-Williams (Lane Cove Aquatic Centre)
Thomas Johnson (Wollondilly Leisure Centre)
Keleni Treacy (Lambton Pool)
Victtoria Clements (Site Support Team)
I am looking forward to working with you all!