The SBAT program is a Ministry of Education initiative that provides 10th, 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential while also gaining paid work experience as part of their High School Diploma (HSC) can do.
WNSWLHD Pharmacy Director Lauren Hurd said she was very excited to welcome Tyler Tutnell to the district’s workforce and to Orange Hospital, where he is based.
“We are excited to offer this opportunity to students in our area. We hope that by enabling them to study and work here, they will stay and work in the district.” Hurd said.
“Tyler is our first pharmacy trainee and our first trainee from New South Wales. Tyler is a proud Wiradjuli, born in Parkes, raised in Orange, where he lives with his family.
“Tyler has a passion for medicine and found a pharmacy residency to be a great starting point for his medical career.”
Over the next two years, Tyler will complete 100 days of paid employment and be able to practice his theoretical skills.
“I really enjoy it. The team is great and they help me a lot. I enjoy learning about different medicines and how to use them,” Tyler said.
“Colleagues are very welcoming, very knowledgeable and happy to teach.
“I am grateful for the opportunity given to me, I am very satisfied with my experience so far and I am ready to take on more challenges in this area.”
https://www.nsw.gov.au/health/wnswlhd/news/latest-news/district-welcomes-states-first-pharmacy-technician-trainee School District Welcomes State’s First Pharmacist Tech Trainee