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The DHUB team have spent the last few months celebrating our participant’s achievements and working hard to ensure we’re supporting our clients and the community.
We’re finishing the year on a very positive note, as we reflect on our most recent highlights.
Not long ago, our dedicated DHUB mentors, put together a ‘work readiness’ program for the bright and eager Year 10’s at Delroy Campus.
Wanting to ensure we’re giving these youngsters the best chance of gaining employment, our sessions covered the essential skills needed to be an optimal employee, including time management, workplace behaviour and dress code.
Additionally, we invited the Aboriginal Liaison Officer from Services Australia, to talk to the students and provide them with the important details regarding MyGov, how to apply for a Tax File Number, Abstudy assistance, Rental assistance and Medicare.
To give the year 10’s a taste of the employment life, we facilitated for them to make a quick visit to the Local Council Depot and the Dubbo Regional Council. The students were then lucky enough to walk through the depot, getting a firsthand scope of the services and potential employment roles that could very well become a part of their future.
To give the class at Delroy Campus some motivation, two Aboriginal apprentices from the Parks and Garden’s Team, came down to talk with students about their journey to successful employment, apprenticeship opportunities and study support.
Over the last few months, DHUB has had the pleasure of working with an amazing young lady, Shakira.
Shakira is a participant of DHUB’s Reach Out program which allowed her to successfully complete her RSA, RCG, Food Safety and Barista Skills Courses through Verto Training.
By successfully completing these courses, alongside her dedication to developing her skills and creating her won pathway, Shakira has found employment!
DHUB is thrilled to have Shakira as part of our Reach Out program and we are so excited to see what the future holds for her.
DHUB participant Robbie came to us as a Reach Out program participant early into Term 4, in preparation for Transition to Work and Further Training.
To prepare for this, Robbie was enthusiastically attending fortnightly work preparation sessions with our DHUB Mentors.
Robbie came into the program with a lot of ambition and drive, as his main goal was to complete his HSC and then undertake some formal training in order to prepare for work.
Understanding Robbie’s goals, our mentors worked closely to support Robbie with his studies – assisting him in enrolling for three courses through Verto, where he successfully completed First Aid, Working in Confined Spaces and Working Safely at Heights courses.
Since then, we’re pleased to say that our encouragement and Robbie’s commitment to reaching his potential has resulted in him gaining fulfilling employment at a local construction company.
We’re beyond proud of his efforts, and we wish him well as he commences his carpentry apprenticeship in February 2021.
Bamara delivers the Opportunity Hub in Dubbo and Wellington for the NSW Department of Education, a program developed through the NSW Government’s OCHRE initiative.
DHUB’s approach is collaborative, inclusive, respectful, focused, culturally aware and flexible. We create links between local schools, employers, training providers, support services and Aboriginal communities and are committed to working in partnership to provide coordinated opportunities ensuring that employment, training and further education opportunities are matched to individual students’ aspirations.
For more information, contact:
DHUB Coordinator, Bamara
M: 0448 613 166