Jun is a carer to his wife and son. He was referred to the Uniting Carer Employment Support Program (CESP) in 2022.
Prior to migrating to Australia, Jun worked for 20 years in the massage industry. Sadly, his qualifications were not recognised here, so he made the decision to begin the journey of re-training.
In his initial appointment, we discussed his goal of returning to the industry and created a pathway to support him in doing this. Prior to commencing with CESP Jun completed a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and a Diploma of Remedial Massage however, to work in his ideal role as a Myotherapist, he required further study.
With the support of the CESP Program, Jun commenced study in an Advanced Diploma with the Melbourne Insititute of Massage.
To ensure that his education experience was positive, the Uniting CESP program provided ongoing wellbeing support to help him balance his study with his caring responsibilities. The program also sourced an $800 funding grant to help remove the financial pressure of study for him and his family.
In August, Jun began working at a local massage clinic. He says that he is very happy with his role and is glad to have returned to an industry that he is passionate about.
Jun has plans to open his own business following his graduation and says that he is excited to be making connections in his new role that will support him to do this.
Moving forward, we will continue to support Jun as he prepares to complete his studies and create a business providing Myotherapy services.
Jun’s success is a testament to his hard work and diligence, and we feel very lucky that through the Carer Employment Initiative, we have been able to support him in achieving his goals.
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