Inspirations with Tat Whaleboat

Tat came to the end of his year 11 and couldn't read or write. But he was inspired by a Guidance Counsellor at his school to take up an apprenticeship in Carpentry.

His personal experiences through a Commonwealth Indigenous Apprenticeship Scheme and success as the Inspector of Health and Safety for the Queensland Government is an example to young people of what they can achieve.

Tat's work focusses on motivation, guidance and building excellence in young people. He calls on kids to have high standards, not settle for mediocre marks, and aim for the top as a way to achieve their success.

Tat is a real believer in his community and the potential of today's youth everywhere to live their dream.

VJ Niyati Parikh