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SEE Success Story: Fares Oshana

Fares Oshana migrated to Australia from Iraq in 2014, having previously worked as an athletics coach in a primary school. He enrolled in MTC’s Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program in August 2020, with a keen desire to improve his employability skills and find a similar job to the one he had in Iraq.

As he enrolled during COVID-19, Fares, like all of our other SEE students, participated in distance learning by attending online classes twice per week, and he consistently completed his student activity booklets in a timely manner, a testament to his dedication and positive attitude. He also visited his SEE Trainer on a regular basis to provide updates on his progress with completing the booklets and looking for work.

During the online sessions and while visiting the site, Fares was advised on ways to improve his interview skills, and was given tips on basic resume writing and how to approach employers while searching for employment. 

Khaled Diab, our SEE Centre Manager for Fairfield, says “Fares was very hardworking and persistent towards achieving his goal. He practised his interview skills by completing the job-related tasks in the booklets, and by seeking advice during online sessions and while visiting the site. Studying in the SEE program allowed Fares the opportunity to gain skills to assist him in his future employment, which included organisational, communication and collaboration skills.”

We’re pleased to share that Fares’ hard work paid off, as he was successful in securing employment as a junior soccer coach in March, which was his goal all along!

Congratulations, Fares!

Learn more about our Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.