New South Wales

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

GTO: HVTC Pty Ltd.

Host Employer: Shoalhaven City Council

Cassandra O’Carroll is thrilled to be undertaking her School-based Traineeship in the threatened species section of the environmental services department of Shoalhaven City Council.

During the devastating 2019/20 bushfires, Cassandra was able to apply the scientific skills she had learnt at the Kiama Community College and helped injured wildlife.

Cassandra deeply values the mentorship she has received from her colleagues. She is expanding her knowledge of the local environment and the challenges it currently faces so she can help to protect it.

As school captain of Bomaderry High School, Cassandra created the Sustainable Schools Competition where schools compete for prize money by undertaking eco-friendly initiatives.

Cassandra volunteers with National Parks Wildlife Services, was a speaker at climate rallies, a participant in the Sonder Youth Leadership Program Member and is a member of the Youth Voice group who promote positive change in their communities.