Ep. 5 | The Program Manager


The Program Manager


It was in year 9 that Rory realised exams and uni were not for him. As he considered whether to drop out, a careers advisor urged him to look at VCAL options.

Rory pursued vocational education which steered him to work how he works best: with people, in the real-world and working on his passion of supporting Indigenous programs. After high school, Rory started out his career working in the youth space, which has led him to his current position as a Manager of Indigenous Programs for a nationwide company.

The How I Got The Job series shows young Australians talking about how Vocational Education and Training (VET) helped them to find direction and achieve success in a field they’re passionate about. There are a lot of misconceptions about VET. Yet, through this series we learnt these pathways help build real skills for real careers and open up a variety of employment opportunities across lots of different industries.


FYA partnered with the Federal Department of Education and Training to highlight the real stories behind young Australians navigating the world of work, especially those taking up VET pathways. The series shows just some of the many different options out there.

Want to build real skills for real careers?

There are lots of opportunities out there for people taking up VET pathways. The My Skills website gives you everything you need to know about different options available, including courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.