Warda Barkho’s story is a true testament to the transformative power of education and the impact it can have on one’s life. After working as an auto glazier in Lebanon for 23 years, Warda came to Australia and found the same type of work. However, he lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he found it difficult to find new employment because of his limited English communication skills.
Determined to improve his skills and find a new job, Warda enrolled in MTC’s Skills for Education and Employment program in 2021. Over the past year and a half, he worked closely with several trainers to enhance his communication skills and build his confidence.
In late 2022, Warda joined the Fairfield MTC outreach class at the Fairfield Library, where his trainer, Brain, worked with him to create a resume and encouraged him to start applying for work in the auto industry.
With Brian’s help and connection to an automotive training consultant, Warda secured a job interview with Instant Windscreens and Tinting in Seven Hills. Warda’s newfound confidence and improved communication skills shone through in the interview, and he was offered a full-time job as an auto glazier.
Congratulations, Warda! We wish you all the best in your new job.