Wayne Wright is a fine example that students of all ages and
abilities can achieve great things if they want to.
Wayne had worked in the building trades for a quarter of a century,
but his driver's licence was revoked because of a degenerative eye
condition. He decided to switch careers and enrolled in a Certificate
III in Community Services Course at TAFE Western, Orange Campus.
"Going back to studying was really difficult because of my
disability and because I hadn't studied for three decades," he
told the Central Western Daily, Orange, NSW.
The encouragement from disability consultants and tutoring by TAFE
teachers was instrumental in helping him overcome many hurdles to
start a dream career with Mission Australia.
"The only reason I was able to adjust was because of the TAFE
teachers and support staff who went above and beyond to help me."
He reassures others with disabilities not to give up as TAFE NSW does
offer life-changing experiences.