Media Release – WORKSHOPS IDENTIFY CAREER PATHWAYS AND LIFE SKILLS

Forging a career or moving out of home can be a daunting prospect for young people but Bundaberg Regional Council, in conjunction with a number of local businesses and organisations, has prepared a month-long calendar of events aimed at helping the region’s youth do just that.

A Council spokesperson said the activities would be held throughout April as part of RE:ACT Youth Month and were open to youth aged 12 to 25.

“This year’s Youth Month will feature workshops targeted at career pathways and life skills,” the spokesperson said.

“The subjects for the workshops were identified in consultation with young people at the 2015 Youth Summit, high school principals, industry leaders and youth sector workers and also reflect skills shortage areas.

“The theme of the program is ‘planning for your future’ and is aimed at getting the region’s young people thinking about life after school and ensuring they are well equipped to pursue their chosen career path.”

The spokesperson said a number of local businesses and organisations were on board with the program to offer insights into a range of careers direct from industry professionals.

“Young people can actually experience first-hand what it would be like to work in industries like heath care, hospitality, administration, maintenance, catering, mining and pharmaceutical just to name a few.

“Queensland Police Service will also be holding its recruiting seminar as part of Youth Month.

“By taking part in the life skills workshops young people can learn about basic car care, writing resumes and renting for the first time.

“This fantastic initiative would not be possible without the support of a wide range of local businesses and organisations which have donated their time to promoting their industry to the region’s young people.”

The full list of workshop dates and times can be found at bundaberg.qld.gov.au under the ‘Residents and Community’ and ‘Youth Development’ tabs.

Youth Homelessness Matters Day events and a Stress Connection Art Show will also be held as part of Youth Month. 

ENDS

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Media Officer, Megan Dean Ph: 0409 392 236
Senior Media Officer, Wayne Heidrich Ph: 0438 638 407
Media and Marketing Manager, Megan Magill Ph: 0439 402 715
Email: communications@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

 

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