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Western Chances workshop inspires next generation of leaders

Western Chances workshop inspires next generation of leaders

Wed, 13th December 2017
As a part of our ongoing support for alumni and recipients Western Chances held its second leadership workshop. The workshop was hosted by our wonderful supporters from Westpac at the Victorian head office in Collins Street. Michael ‘Muddy’ Waters, Head of Corporate Banking Victoria and SA spoke to our young people about his career journey, Westpac’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and his thoughts on what it means to be a great leader.
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Scholarship recipient embraces university and work placements with an eye on the future

Scholarship recipient embraces university and work placements with an eye on the future

Wed, 13th December 2017
Jacquelyn Saldanha admits she used to be a lot more reserved and scared of trying new things. Now with a full study and work schedule she’s really coming out of her shell and embracing all facets of life.
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Meet a Board member: Ros Willett, Deputy Chair, Western Chances Board

Meet a Board member: Ros Willett, Deputy Chair, Western Chances Board

Tue, 12th December 2017
A former Principal and secondary school teacher, Ros Willett brings to Western Chances her expertise in the development and provision of specialist education programs for talented and motivated young people.
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A lifetime in the west: Western Chances nominator dedicates her life to supporting young people

A lifetime in the west: Western Chances nominator dedicates her life to supporting young people

Tue, 12th December 2017
Student enrichment coordinator Christine Warke has been working at Kurunjang Secondary College for 30 years. In that time, her passion for supporting students from all walks of life hasn’t waned one bit.
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Scholarship recipient welcomed into Western Chances family

Scholarship recipient welcomed into Western Chances family

Tue, 2nd January 2018
In high school, Ethiopian-born Semeret Sequar thought it wouldn’t be possible to continue studying, due to financial barriers. Now, she’s excited to be in her first year of a Bachelor of Science at The University of Melbourne, with dreams of one day becoming an electrical engineer.
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