Year 12 Carnarvon student Talisa Stratton started a school-based traineeship with Rio Tinto in its town office in mid-2012 and was this year offered a full time contract with the company. Talisa was determined to rise above challenges she was facing and determined to succeed as a trainee. She excelled in the workplace in all aspects including her punctuality, presentation, work ethic and interpersonal skills. On top of her excellent work performance, she was a regular attendee at the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success program and worked really hard to get good school results. Talisa is a great example of a person who can “change their stars” through sheer determination and hard work, if given the opportunity to do so.