Teresa Hickling, 30, designs embossed patterns at the same paper mill. She's also learned office skills and discovered the internet.
She's now decided to leave for Perth, for a two-year course on Indigenous Community and Travel.
"I just want a good certificate so I can help out around here," she says.
Its something I can do keep everyone busy keep them up instead of sitting around doing nothing. There's a lot of people just sitting around and I'm sick of it."