Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Youth StepUP Project

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Worker’s Name: Turkan Aksoy 

Organisation/Service/Project: Bankstown City Council in Partnerhsip with others 

Telephone/Email: 97079863
Initiative/Project:  Youth StepUP 

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Youth StepUP focuses on providing a cultural bridge into the Australian Labour Market, equipping refugee and migrant youth with the tools they need to find their way in this sometimes complicated system they need to navigate.

The primary aim is to strengthen soft skills development in young job seekers increasing their opportunities to attain and maintain employment.

Bankstown City Council in partnership with MTC Australia, Department of Human Service Centrelink, NSW Education & Communities State Training Services, Greenacre Area Community Centre and Melkite Catholic Welfare Association have been working with youth related employment initiatives in Bankstown for over four years.

Youth StepUp has produced the Youth StepUP Facilitators Guide and Workbooks that aim to simplify the Australian Labour Market, explains the Cycle of Employment, covers aspects of Cultural Awareness, introductory Presentation skills, Resume writing and Interview skills. The workshops are interactive and contain opportunities for role plays and mock interviews.
We aim to help young people understand that their cultural diversity is an asset.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Introduction to Computer for Chinese Seniors

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Worker’s Name: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre 

Telephone/Email: 97079708 to make a booking 

Initiative/Project:Introduction to Computers for Chinese Seniors

  • English classes/conversation group:

Introduction to computer for Chinese Seniors

Monday 13 October 2014

Monday 10 November 2014

10 am to 12 pm

Venue: Technology Centre - Level 1 - Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
             80 Rickard Road - Bankstown 

Cost: $4 per person 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

"Step into Work" Course

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Worker’s Name:  Wendi Etherington

Organisation/Service/Project: Lakemba & Wiley School as Community Centre
(in partnership with Benevolent Society)
Telephone/Email: 9759 4061

Initiative/Project: “ Step Into Work” Course

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Have you been a full time parent and would like to get back into work?
Wonder what work is possible?
Don’t know where to start?

This course is for you!

A 5 week course to support women who are looking to find meaningful paid work. Builds on parenting skills and includes practical sessions on resume writing, interview skills, communication and dress sense.

Starts Wednesday 29th October for five weeks from 10.00-12.30.

In the Lakemba School as Community Centre, (in the grounds of Lakemba PS), Alice St Lakemba. Tel: 9759 4061

Places are not guaranteed – an interview is required first – please ring to enquire.

Childcare also available.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Dress for Work

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Worker’s Name: Elisha Benbow

Organisation/Service/Project: Metro Assist – Marrickville Officer (Metro MRC)

Telephone/Email: http://www.metromrc.org.au 

Initiative/Project: Dress for Work

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Aim: Prepare men for a job interview by providing them with free professional clothes and opportunity to attend a workshop. We also have casual clothes and accessories to go with their outfit.

How to refer: Visit http://www.metromrc.org.au and click on Dress for Work (right of screen). At the bottom of the page is a referral form. Please email or fax the form to us, and include the day and time your client can attend. We will then secure that appointment time. We do accept group bookings.

Appointment time selections: Monday - Wednesday 9:30am-1pm (program closes at 1:30pm and appointments are generally 30 minutes each)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Learning to Drive

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Worker’s Name: Atef Hamie

Organisation/Service/Project:  Metro MRC/Metro Assist

Telephone/Email: atef.hamie@metromrc.org.au 

Initiative/Project: Learning to Drive 

  • Training Opportunities:

Learning to Drive? We can help you!

Are you a newly arrived migrant trying to get your NSW driver’s licence? Are you struggling to pass the knowledge test or pay for the driving lessons? Then join us in our road safety and driving program. In the program, you will:
-         Learn knowledge about road safety and drive safely

-         Receive tutoring and help to pass the computer knowledge test
-         Be subsidised for 10 hours ($25 each hour) of driving lessons with a qualified driving instructor

First Phase (Oct – Dec 2014)
-         Information sessions and knowledge test tutoring

Second Phase (Jan – Mar 2014)
-         Subsidised driving lessons 

Program starts in late Oct 2014.

Places are limited. To register or inquire, please contact Atef Hamie at 9789 3744 or atef.hamie@metromrc.org.au

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Pathway to Employment Training and Further Education for CALD and Refugee Young People

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Worker’s Name: Johanna Perez

Organisation/Service/Project: SLASA 

Telephone/Email: 9610-0288

Initiative/Project: Joint project of NSW SLASA and Wetherill Park TAFE

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:

Pathway to Employment Training and Further Education for CALD and Refugee Young People
We will provide:

·         Access to computers and access to Internet as well as a central printer

·         How to write a resume

·         How to write a cover letter

·         How to look for a selection criteria

·         One on one support

Starts on Friday 10/10/2014
Ending on Monday 24/201/2014

When: Fridays and Mondays

Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: NSW SLASA Community Centre – 26 Bonnyrigg Av. Bonnyrigg Plaza Shopping Centre – BONNYRIGG