Learning difficulty no barrier to success

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Aaron Scarce completed his apprenticeship with East Coast Apprenticeships early this year and has been featured in both the Caboolture Herald and Pine Rivers Press.

Aaron had been diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, and despite an impressive array of pre-vocational training, had failed to secure an Engineering – Light Fabrication apprenticeship until his talents were recognised by East Coast Apprenticeships.

“I had applied at other group training organisations and struggled through some of their testing,” said Aaron.

“We had long noted the number of young people who would come to our office to apply for a position but leave without completing the application forms,” said ECA CEO Alan Sparks.

“We suspected learning difficulties were playing a role and developed the Dyslexia Support Program to help break down barriers.”

In February, Aaron became the Program’s first graduate.

Congratulations on your completion Aaron!