2020 RC Karrinyup Educational Scholarship - Ryan McConnell
The Vocational Educational Scholarship was a new initiative of our Vocational Service team during the last Rotary year. Working in conjunction with the North Metropolitan College of TAFE, the club supports persons seeking a qualification in the areas of Age or Disability Care.
Ryan McConnell was a Certificate III in Disability Care student at the North Metropolitan College of TAFE. Ryan described how the onset of COVID-19 played havoc with his studies and also with his work placement. With so many set backs, he found himself in a downward spiral wondering if he would ever be able to complete his studies. He related that the moral support, as well as the financial support from the club, had given him the motivation to carry on throughout the lengthy process.
Ryan, seen here with his partner Grace, expressed his gratitude to the Rotary Club of Karrinyup for enabling him to achieve his dream and complete his qualifications.