As our Ipswich trainee Rebecca comes closer to graduating high school, she has utilised her days at SLES to perfect her budgeting and money management skills. The focused sessions on Microsoft Excel have been improving her confidence and understanding of finances.

Afford’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) are there to help you transition from school to the workplace or further study. SLES trainers work with you to develop a personalised plan for success in any field you want to explore.

“Bec completed some modules on budgeting and money management followed by video tutorials about Microsoft Excel. She took notes and once she felt prepared, took on the practical task,” said SLES Vocational Trainer, Rose Haley.

Having used Microsoft Word and PowerPoint throughout school, Rebecca was confident in her computing skills, but this was her first attempt at using Excel and working with finances.

“She displayed a great sense of achievement through the workshop and learned how to calculate real-world expenses and savings as well as how to represent them digitally,” continued Rose.

Learning how to master a personal budget is a skill that many adults are still yet to conquer, so Rebecca’s motivation to perfect this skill speaks highly of her determination.

“Bec is looking forward to finishing school in a matter of weeks. She would like to get a part-time job so that she can experience the freedom, control and confidence of earning and managing her money,” said Rose.

Rebecca shared with Rose that the experience made her feel much more confident in creating a personal budget.

We wish Rebecca all the best in the last weeks of school and we cannot wait to see what she achieves next with SLES.

If you are ready to discover the path that’s right for you, learn more about our SLES program and how it will introduce you to a world of opportunities.

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