Learning ambassador Grahame Neville
51-year-old Grahame Neville has worked in the same job in the laundry department of his local hospital for almost 30 years. It wasn’t that he lacked ambition. Grahame had been unable to progress or get a promotion because of his difficulty with literacy and numeracy.
In 2021 Grahame enrolled at Tamworth Community College in 2021 to get help with his reading and maths. With new confidence he went on to complete a Certificate II in Work and Vocational Pathways and Computing for Work. He is now continuing his studies, focussing on development and leadership.
He has become a passionate advocate for adult education and literacy, appearing on the SBS series, Lost for Words in 2022 and winning the Community Colleges Australia Student of the Year award in the same year.