Bridging the gap

Central continues to bridge the gap between VET and university, with student Jocelyn Kelly being the latest success story forging a path to higher education at UWA.

Jocelyn was accepted into the Indigenous Entry program at UWA after being referred to Central by Murdoch’s Kulbardi Centre to complete the Learning Advantage program.

The Learning Advantage program is tailored to prepare students for university study.

Jocelyn spent six months at Central studying a Certificate II in General Education as part of the program after arriving from Murdoch University early in 2015.

She is one of the first students to take part in the new partnership established between Murdoch University and Central designed to increase bridging pathways for Aboriginal students who want to go to university.

Robert Warburton, lecturer and course coordinator of the Learning Advantage program was very impressed the depth and breadth of Jocelyn’s knowledge as well as her positive attitude and willingness to be a team player.

“She has a high intellect and reads a lot in many different disciplines including; philosophy, history, the origins and structure of language, and many other areas”, said Robert.

Jocelyn has a broad range of academic interests, but wants to focus her studies on language at university.

Following her bridging course, Jocelyn will study a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in languages in order to reach her dream of becoming an interpreter at a government level in the political or diplomatic spheres.

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