I would like to thank Hume Coal for providing me with an opportunity to commence a traineeship in horticulture in the Southern Highlands. It has provided me with a job in the Southern Highlands region, so I didn’t have to move out of the area to find work. The horticultural traineeship that is sponsored through Hume Coal has made me realise the joy I get from working outdoors and the work satisfaction that comes with learning about plants and maintaining people’s gardens. Without the opportunity that Hume Coal has given me I would still be struggling to find work in the Southern Highlands area. I really appreciate the chance Hume Coal has given to me, and I’m looking forward to what my future holds in horticulture.