Adam is on the way to achieving his life-long goal of becoming a photographer and running his own business with the help of OAK Training and Development.
The 22-year-old wanted help to navigate his path and accessed OAK services through NDIS funding. With OAK support he is now studying a Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology and working on improving his literacy, numeracy, and health and wellbeing.
“I love taking photos. I take all kinds – churches, playgrounds, museums, cemeteries and rock bands, which is my favourite,” he said.
His transition to work coordinator, Debra Peers, said Adam approached them looking to build his social and economic skills, so they sat down with him to identify his interests.
“We discovered photography was one of Adam’s passions,” Debra said.
“He told us it was really something he wanted to do because one day he would like to have his own photography business. ”
To help Adam work towards his goal, we identified he needed to work on his literacy, numeracy, computer and photographic skills. Through his NDIS funding, he was able to do it.
Debra said it’s incredible how much these activities have improved Adam’s confidence.
“He’s come such a long way,” she said.
“It’s great to see him committed to his photography, and for me, it’s a rewarding feeling to be able to help him work towards achieving his goals.”
Adam participates in OAK Training & Development and OAK Community programs.