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Spotlight: Ivy’s Journey from Teaching in China to Education Support in Australia

Posted March 18, 2024

Ivy’s story is one of resilience, passion, and a deep commitment to education. With almost two decades of teaching experience under her belt, Ivy’s journey took an unexpected turn when she migrated to Australia. However, her dedication to education remained unwavering, leading her to Prace where she embarked on a transformative path.

Discovering Prace
“I took a few courses, including MYOB Office, out of personal interest but then Prace’s Certificate III in Education Support caught my attention,” shared Ivy. “Education has always been my focus.”

Overcoming Challenges Amidst Covid-19
Despite the pandemic causing delays, Ivy persevered. “My course stretched from six months to almost two years,” she recounted. “The support I received from Prace made the delay easier to bear. My teacher Edita and the administrative staff such as Ancy, Rita and Maria gave me excellent support when I was studying online.” With their help, Ivy had no trouble finding a school placement to finish her course. Soon afterwards she was employed in a local high school.

Rewarding Connections
Today, Ivy thrives in her role in education support at a local high school. “I am really enjoying my role,” Ivy said. “I work with quite challenging students and it is very important to have patience and empathy, but it is also very rewarding work,” Ivy explained.

Empathy and Connection in Education Support
Drawing on her multicultural background, Ivy found her ability to connect with students from diverse backgrounds was an asset. “I empathise with the challenges of being in a foreign culture,” Ivy said. “I use different strategies to connect with my students, according to what they need. It might be a quiet, contemplative session, like reading together in the library, or something physical, like shooting basketball hoops with them. Finding that connection is probably what I most enjoy about my work,” said Ivy.

Join Us at Prace
If Ivy’s journey resonates with you and you’re inspired to follow a similar path, we’re excited to announce that we have an upcoming Certificate III in Education Support program at our Rosanna location starting in May. This program offers you the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career in education support, guided by experienced educators and supported by a vibrant learning community. Whether you’re passionate about making a difference in students’ lives or seeking to transition into a fulfilling career in education, this program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the field. Don’t miss out, join us at Prace and take the first step towards a fulfilling career.

Click here for more information and to enrol.