Julia Truong: Invergowrie Foundation Western Chances Secondary School Scholarship Recipient

Julia Truong

Julia is an impressive,talented, highly driven individual who has successfully followed her dreams and established her own Events Management business – JT. Production Management, providing creative solution and event management services for various productions.

From humble beginnings Julia made the most of her opportunities. Julia was awarded an Invergowrie Foundation Western Chances Secondary School Scholarship over a number of years which allowed her to perform on an even level with other students at her school. The Scholarship not only provided financial support but gave Julia reassurance there was someone who believed in her abilities. She was also provided with the confidence and belief that being ‘financially disadvantaged’ didn’t mean she could not succeed.

With the additional support of her mother, Julia was very determined to work hard and aim high. At age 14 Julia started volunteering her time to the community in developing a youth production team. She worked after school hours organising various community events and holding positions such as Production Management and Artist Liaison. Julia’s leadership and organisational skills and her commitment to event organisation led to her being awarded the Young Citizen of the Year Special Commendation Award in 2009.

Julia has always loved the planning and management work required to produce a live function and therefore it was a natural progression to study a Bachelor of Production (Stage and Management) at the University of Melbourne – Victorian College of the Arts. With only 30 intakes into this course each year, Julia embraced the opportunity being involved in many productions and events over the course of her study including the Melbourne Theatre Company, Victorian State School Spectacular and Victoria Racing.

Having completed her studies with first class honours, Julia is now concentrating on developing her business. She thoroughly loves her job and is very grateful to have chosen this pathway and appreciates the support she has had on her journey. Julia is an Ambassador for Western Chances who along with the Invergowrie Foundation supported Julia’s education and career pathway with ongoing scholarships and opportunities. Julia hopes that one day she will be in a position to open up opportunities for other young people to give them the chance to make their dreams a reality just as she has done.

Julia wants to start giving back and will do so with an opportunity program set up through her business, JT Production Management. www.jtproductionmanagement.com