Hard work pays off for TV recruit

Michaela Channing is focused on her dream of working in television.

Her dedication paid off when the 20-year-old was offered a job at Channel 7 after three years at Central Institute.

"I studied my diploma and advanced diploma in television broadcast," Ms Channing said.

"It was a great experience and the opportunities that came out of it were quite astounding."

Ms Channing did work experience with TV networks during her studies before landing a job at Seven.

"We worked at Telethon where I met some people who worked at Seven and I sent my resume," she said.

"I was lucky enough to get an interview and they scooped me up right before I graduated."

Ms Channing is a personal assistant and librarian at Seven but said her role involved much more.

"You have to be multiskilled in this industry and Central Institute helped me with that," Ms Channing said.

"I was trained as a director's assistant. I work as a librarian but also do the autocue for the night news."

Ms Channing won this year's Central Institute's high achiever in media award, which she said was a great boost to her career.

Her career path exemplifies those on display at this year's Skills West Expo.

The expo, which showcases training and education pathways, is at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 18 to 20.

The West Australian

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