APM ParentsNext Kirol's story transcript

Kirol Leo: Hi, my name is Kirol. I'm a mother of two boys. I just completed my Cert III in Community Service with enVizion. APM was very grateful and supportive towards my goal in terms of looking for a job and completing getting my P license. That was a great barrier in looking for job.

So, I asked APM if they could help me, and yes, APM staff were very helpful and very kind towards my request. And yeah, I did my lesson with Howard. I was being given six lessons. I'm very grateful and thankful that without APM I wouldn't be here today to get my P license.

Rhiannon Dugmor: Hi, my name's Rhiannon. I'm a Parent and Family Pathway Planner here at APM ParentsNext. When I first met Kirol, she'd already commenced her Cert III in Community Services with enVizion. Kirol's explained to me multiple times, she has a passion for helping the youth and wanting to give back to the community, essentially.

So, even though Kirol was already on her way to being successful when I did meet her, it's been wonderful to see her complete her course, continue to up-skill by doing the upCycle with Centacare, and now looking for work. She's so passionate about finding work in the field and she's got a real desire to find something that's suitable for her. So, it's been wonderful to see her start and complete the course and continuing on with that.

Garry Walton: My name's Garry. I'm a Driver Trainer for Howard's Driving School. It's a professional driving school that operates predominantly in the Cairns region. And Kirol's obviously one of my students. So yeah, more than happy to be on board, helping people to learn to drive.

Kirol started quite steady. She was very nervous to start with, as most students that have got no experience and no confidence. They tend to strangle the steering wheel a little bit because if the scare factor and are very nervous. But now we're driving around the city and she's quite confident. Still needs a little bit more experience to get her over that threshold passenger driving test, but yeah, we're progressing really well. And she's improving every single lesson, so that's pretty good.