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Shania is a young First Nations woman, standing on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide, smiling proudly. She's wearing a white ruffled collar, similar to those worn by judges, and earrings in the colours of the Aboriginal flag.

Youth Governor of the South Australian Youth Parliament

Shania, a Ndgaju, Gubrun, Bulang, Mirning, Barngarla woman, has achieved her dream position as the Youth Governor of the South Australian Youth Parliament, making her the first regional female First Nations representative to hold this position in SA.

09/11/22

Shania secured her dream job when she was elected as the Youth Governor of the South Australian Youth Parliament. Shania is an Ndgaju, Gubrun, Bulang, Mirning, Barngarla woman and the first regional female First Nations representative elected as Youth Governor in South Australia.

Shania’s journey began with Workskil Australia shortly after she changed jobs. Shania’s Workskil Australia Youth Coach encouraged her to pursue a career that she would be truly passionate about. The Workforce Australia - Transition to Work team provided Shania with personalised support, matching her strengths, skills, and ambitions to a career path she would both enjoy and be successful in. In Shania's words, “it means so much more when a job is meaningful, as it becomes a career.”

Workskil Australia supported Shania as she attended training sessions that allowed her to gain essential parliamentary and leadership skills. Shania now confidently displays these skills when researching and developing bills to be debated in chambers, in her role as Youth Governor. Additionally, Shania is also a part of the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation and has gained self-employment to monitor the Barngarla land.

Shania highly recommends the Transition to Work program, saying "it's really good at helping you discover what you really want to do by guiding and supporting you to choose the career you’re passionate about."

We are so happy we were able to assist Shania along her employment journey, and we can’t wait to see what her future holds!

Congratulations, Shania, on your incredible achievements.

To find out more about Shania's story, watch the video below.

Youth Governor of the South Australian Youth Parliament, Shania

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