At school, Chloe struggled due to her own inexperience and lack of concentration in class. She did not feel encouraged to stay on at school, so she left without much in the way of formal qualifications. She describes herself at this time as being “out of control”.
She was introduced to Cyrenians, through her school, and met with Mark Pearson. Mark is a Senior Key Worker in the Key to Potential programme, which provides support to young people coming up to school leaving age and who have been identified as at an increased risk of not achieving a positive destination.
After a couple of work placements, including one Chloe really enjoyed with the NHS, and discussions with Mark on her CV and her future, it became clear to Chloe that she would love to go to college to study games development. She has a clear vision of working in this sector and developing modern games for the disabled.
With support from Mark, that she herself describes as “brilliant”, Chloe was successful in applying to Edinburgh college and is now a full-time student, the only woman in a class of games developers.
Chloe feels her future is bright, working towards a career in a sector she loves.
Chloe is the face of our campaign and will feature on bus advertisements around Edinburgh from next week.