StoriesSuccess & testimonials
Emmanuel, a Making The Leap ACE Workshop Fellow, talks about the benefits he received from our three week training course and offers insights into his internship at Madano.
“I give a special thanks to […] the whole Making The Leap team for the amount of effort and time they put into the workshop; I appreciate and value how much you all have helped me.”
“As the week progressed, I felt I was gaining more and more confidence, and learning new skills.”
“I would say that it (ACE Programme) encourages you to keep pursuing your dream career, and it can provide you with opportunities that you might not have had.”
“I am now much more confident in my abilities and competence, which has changed how I conduct myself around others because I know that I deserve to be there and be heard.”
“Particular highlights for me include the encouragement and validation I was given across the board from the incredible team… and the other volunteers participating.”
“My advice to other young creatives like myself is: be fearless, be open-minded and be true to what you want to do.”
“By supporting me in building the confidence needed to excel both virtually and in person… I can say that MTL has had a lasting impact on my life.”
“I used the knowledge I gained from these sessions to ace my interview… This is the most amazing skills workshop and definitely one you should consider.”
“The main impact Making The Leap had on my life was helping me to improve my professional portfolio and my attitude to job searching.”
“I was able to meet lots of people who were in similar situations to myself, it felt like we were working together as a team, which was really nice.”
A success story from Denise about her career journey with MTL and the opportunities that followed!
“I couldn’t be any happier with the way things have turned out and I’m so grateful to everyone that has played a part in my journey to this stage.”
“At MTL, I always felt listened to and respected.”
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I am beyond grateful to have had the privilege of not only graduating but also accessing a fantastic career opportunity in 2020. It was not an easy feat, and this past year gives a perfect depiction of the struggle and difficulty that many young people like me have...