Kia ora whanau
I’m Phillip. I got involved with CadetMax after leaving school. I was doing nothing and I didn’t think I had many options on the job front because I hadn’t gone to University. CadetMax gave me so much encouragement and a confidence boost to get me back on my feet. They showed me that there were still lots of opportunities for me.
When I missed out on my first interview, Cadet Max staff pushed me to do another interview within two days so I didn’t have time to get down about missing out. That was the job with Converga, I got it and went to work at their site at Westpac in town! I then moved to PACT—an organisation that focuses on kids who are having trouble at school and may also be having trouble at home.
CadetMax gave me options and the belief that I could do something even though I hadn’t gone to University. I want these young people I work with to have the same opportunity to go through what I did with CadetMax. I know it can help change their lives too.