If life was a game… how would you choose to play it?
In every game, you’re in control of your avatar, you call the shots and determine its fate. Game over, and you can restart immediately, to reach for the ranks. It’s pretty simple, but perhaps, it doesn’t always mirror real-life. As an avid gamer, 17 year old Wesley chose to play it wise and play it Bettr - he arrived, as a student, part of our Bettr Holistic Training (HT) Programme 30th intake.
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Before joining the HT Programme, his life revolved around one hobby - gaming. He’d spend most of his time cooped up at home, fixated on his screen and gaming away. He was on the hunt for jobs, but gaming was his priority. Day after day, it became his routine and he lost himself in the gaming world. Afraid that his gaming addiction was getting out of hand, his uncle decided to step in and help him seek employment opportunities.
“I was only given two options to choose from. I felt that joining the programme would be the wiser decision as I’ll be able to earn and learn. In this way, I’m also challenging myself, to see if I’d be able to commit to a purpose in life rather than just gaming it away.”
To adapt to a new environment, a new lifestyle, was a challenge. He faced many moments of uneasiness settling in. As he mulled over his options - heading straight to work in the culinary field, or joining the HT programme and being equipped with coffee skills. He didn’t have much interest in either, but he knew he had to decide for himself.
“What went through my mind at that time - I had no qualifications in F&B. If I join any other cafe/restaurant, and it doesn’t work out, what would I have achieved or accomplished? If I join the Holistic Training Programme at Bettr, I see a goal to work towards - the Work Skills Qualification (WSQ) certificate, or any other certification that I can achieve. I thought it was the smarter choice, and I felt more secure taking that track.”