Solia

Solia's Story

Solia moved to Australia in 2007 from New Zealand, and Samoa before that. Solia’s grandparents raised him and moved to New Zealand when he was a child to give him a better life, but it took a long time for them to achieve residency and access to the education system. As a young adult, he married and started a family before they all moved to Australia for improved prospects of steady employment.

In Melbourne and Brisbane, Solia had employment in the manufacturing industry until the window and door business he was employed by closed down in 2019, after which time he had trouble finding a permanent job.  Solia was encouraged by his wife to seek employment or training in a different industry, and then she found Multicap’s advertisement for Skilling Queenslanders for Work, to be held for the first time at Multicap’s Pine Rivers Hub.

Solia completed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) at Multicap during the very difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, with AMC Training and Consulting as the Registered Training Organisation.  He is now happily employed in the disability sector as a Disability Support Worker after being supported and encouraged to achieve skills he would never have thought possible.

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