The world’s greatest profession
“Find a job you like and you’ll extend your week by five days”, that’s what an American writer Harriett Jackson Brown Jr used to say. Ewa Broja, who changed her stressful job as an electro-radiologist to that of a nursery worker, decided to take a similar approach. Today she can say she really enjoys her job. The project “This can be You – comprehensive support programs for the unemployed” of the District Employment Office in Zabrze helped her fulfill her professional dreams.
My choice of career path was largely determined by my parents. They wanted me to get certified as an electroradiology technician. And that’s what I did. I worked in this profession for a dozen years before changing it for medical registrar position. This job did not satisfy me, either. I wanted to change it, but I lacked the courage to do it. In the meantime, I had children and focused on family life. It wasn’t until I was made redundant that I decided I wanted to work in a profession that would give me joy, not despair.
My family always told me I was great with kids. So I decided to go in that direction. I registered with the district employment office. That’s where I learned about an EU pr oject and the possibility of gaining new qualifications. With the help of a course leader, I chose to train as a caregiver in a nursery or children’s club.
During the classes I learned the rules o f conducting developmental games for children and first aid procedures for the youngest. After gaining new qualifications through intervention works, I started working at a branch of Municipal Nursery in Zabrze-Rokitnica. Today I’m wondering why it took me so long. This work gives me incredible joy and energy. I love taking care of children, watching them grow and learn about the world with each passing day. When you are passionate about your work, you don’t feel tired or fatigued. Every day brings new challenges. I am more professionally fulfilled than ever. I interact with children and no longer do monotonous and stressful paperwork. I feel like I made the most of this opportunity.
“This can be You - comprehensive support programs for the unemployed"
Beneficiary: City of Zabrze
Project amount: ca. PLN 1.1 million
ROP SV subsidy: ca. 1 million
Implementation period: January 2019 - April 2021