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Brendan: uLaunch Star Trainee to State Award Nominee

By September 21, 2023No Comments

Meet Brendan Stack: a 34-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, whose journey has been nothing short of inspirational. Brendan has not only conquered personal obstacles but has also become a beacon of hope for his community, proving that with self-belief and determination, one can achieve greatness.

Connecting with uLaunch:

Brendan’s path crossed with uLaunch when he sought support as a participant. Right from the start, Brendan stood out for his caring and empathetic nature. The uLaunch team, led by his initial employment consultant, Leanne Doulis, recognised Brendan’s immense potential and committed to helping him rediscover his self-confidence.

Overcoming Barriers:

Mental health issues and a physical back injury were formidable barriers Brendan faced. With uLaunch’s guidance, he accessed mental health services, mentoring, and motivational counselling. These resources were pivotal in his journey to reclaim his life and career. Brendan’s resilience shone through as he was determined to not only rebuild himself but also uplift others.

Preparation for Work:

As Brendan embarked on his traineeship with uLaunch, he underwent a transformation. He emerged as an Employment Support Officer, a role he has held for the past 15 months. He completed a dual qualification: Certificate IV in Career Development and Certificate IV in Employment Services. Armed with this knowledge, Brendan began encouraging others to pursue their passions and goals.

Award-Winning Inspiration:

Brendan’s remarkable journey earned him a nomination for the Western Australia Training Award in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander category. This prestigious award recognised Brendan’s inspirational impact, not only on his colleagues but also on his community. He embraced public speaking, becoming a role model for others, and joined the Youth Suicide Committee to improve work opportunities for Aboriginal people.

A Visionary Ambassador:

In his role, Brendan has used his skills to connect with stakeholders, fostering collaboration and communication within the Indigenous local community. He has added depth and meaning to his job by using his newfound expertise to enhance relationships and expand the local workforce.

In Brendan Stack, we find an individual who personifies the power of self-belief and resilience. His journey from personal adversity to becoming an inspiring advocate in his community is a testament to what can be achieved when one dares to dream and believes in themselves.

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