Jaynaya is a proud Gunditjmara woman who always aspired to working in law enforcement.
Supported by Skillinvest, Jaynaya undertook a Jobs Victoria Youth Employment Scheme traineeship with Victoria Police in Warrnambool and completed a Certificate III in Business while working.
Jaynaya’s hard work and motivation to be a leader for the younger Aboriginal generation led to her winning the Victoria Police/Skillinvest Outstanding Leadership Award in 2021. Jaynaya says this opportunity has helped to shape her future, and she encourages other young people to join the Youth Employment Scheme.
"Being able to show my community, the younger Aboriginal generation, that it can be done."