From the Trainer’s Desk – Janine Maclennan
We recently caught up with Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Trainer Janine in Alice Springs
Janine brings a wealth of experience to the STEPS team. She has lived and worked in many diverse regional areas across Australia and worked in various roles including: local council employee in the Mutitjulu Community, as a travelling senior florist all across Australia, a Myotherapist in Albury and also as a trained life coach. She says her passion lies with helping people.
Janine loves Alice Springs and says that as soon as she touched down on the tarmac at the Alice Springs airport she just knew she was home…
We stopped in with Janine for a quick Q&A:
What do you love about your job? I love the fact that I can work in group settings and also provide individual instruction to my adult learners in the SEE program supporting them to take some time to reset what they missed out on in their former schooling years developing a strong foundation for them.
What do you enjoy teaching to your students? I enjoy teaching maths and numeracy especially around percentages and fractions, as I like to see my students experience maths as a fun subject!
What do your students teach you or what do you learn from your job? My students are currently teaching me Arrente language and that even though they haven’t got it all at the moment they are bilingual and have much experience and intellect to bring to the class.
What’s something most people don’t know about you? I’m an outdoors’ person, enjoying recreational pursuits such as hiking and kayaking.
STEPS deliver language, literacy and numeracy training to areas in North Queensland, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory through the Australian Government’s Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE).
The SEE program aims to provide individuals with the foundation skills needed to participate in further study and employment. Find out more.