Cecile Weiss

Certificate IV in Retail Management

In high school, Cecille dreamed of going to university, but her family discouraged her, due to their belief that 'a woman's place is in the home'. After school she worked briefly before bowing to family pressure to marry young.

It took 10 years for her to return to the workforce and to study. Today, Cecille is in a happy (second) marriage with two teenage children, a job she loves, and a swag of study achievements under her belt.

Cecille returned to study as an adult, completing the Certificate IV in Retail Management through the traineeship scheme. A major part of the course involves learning how to train staff and this has proven to be one of Cecille's talents. She was involved in the in-house training program at the large jewellery retailer where she worked as a store manager and has coached staff in her own and other stores to increase sales by focussing on customer service excellence.

Cecille has now graduated from the Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.