About Us

Blaze Your Trail is a Consultancy Business that helps charities and small businesses get the most out of technology. Blaze Your Trail is an accredited Social Enterprise, and a partner of both Salesforce and Raisely.

It’s reported that one in four permanent skilled migrants work in a job beneath their skill level, and this skill underutilisation is costing the Australian economy at least $1.25 billion. (1)

“In addition to many migrants working beneath their skill level, the system is slow to respond to rapidly emerging skills needs, such as digital and data. As we emerge from COVID-19 we need a skilled migration system that is nimble and responsive to the needs of the economy.” Melinda Cilento, CEDA Chief Executive

Blaze Your Trail was established in 2021 by Jessica Macphersons OAM, founder of St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums. Since 2014 Jessica has personally supported more than 200 skilled migrants to secure their first job in Australia.

Blaze your Trail provides practical hands-on learning opportunities, mentoring and support to find pathways to employment for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, who are also often parents trying to return to work, and people looking to change their career to technology roles. Without a level of training and support these people would most likely stay in casual and poor paying positions.

(1) A good match: Optimising Australia's permanent skilled migration March 2021