Caleb McDonald

Caleb McDonald  is a proud Wadjarri Nhanda Yamatji man from Geraldton.

He was supported by a MADALAH scholarship to attend boarding school at Wesley College from year 8 – 12. During school he took part in the Moorditj Mob (Wesley College Indigenous program), where he was able to share his culture through dance performances and storytelling with his peers.

After graduating from Wesley College in 2015, Caleb started an apprenticeship and was supported by a MADALAH transition scholarship. He joined the National Energy Technician Training Scheme (NETTS) and had the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship in Process Plant Operations. During this time he has undertaken a number of exciting courses such as mechanical engineering, helicopter crash training, technical engineering and working at heights. Caleb also enjoys the fly-in-fly-out nature of his work, as it allows him to have time off from work to return home and be a role model for his family and go back to Wesley College to mentor the Moorditj Mob boys.

Caleb is thankful for the educational opportunities he has gained with the help of MADALAH and believes that it doesn’t matter what background you come from, anyone can achieve their goals with hard work and dedication.

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