Stu­dents pitch in to help new fa­cil­ity

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

STU­DENTS from South Re­gional Tafe in Har­vey helped out last week with the ren­o­va­tions of the Palmer­ston re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity in Brunswick Junc­tion.

Cer­tifi­cate III Com­mu­nity Ser­vices stu­dents helped with the clean­ing and ren­o­va­tion of the rooms at Sophia College in prepa­ra­tion for its open­ing.

Har­vey Shire Coun­cil ap­proved the use of Sophia College as a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity in August and it is ex­pected to be up and run­ning early next year.

Tafe lec­turer Kate Clancy said it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence for the stu­dents to be part of set­ting up the fa­cil­ity.

“Just to vol­un­teer for the day and es­pe­cially to vol­un­teer here for a new busi­ness or or­gan­i­sa­tion set­ting up, it’s a great ex­pe­ri­ence for all of them,” she said.

Palmer­ston Brunswick Junc­tion man­ager Wendy Shan­non said they were very for­tu­nate to have the vol­un­teers’ help.

“They’re help­ing us with the set up and get­ting it all ready, be­cause it’s been unused for a cou­ple of years,” she said.

Stu­dent Vicki Chester-Lewis said they were help­ing out wher­ever needed in get­ting the cen­tre ready and happy to come back.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic thing they’re do­ing here,” Ms Chester-Lewis said.

Ms Shan­non said po­si­tions were be­ing ad­ver­tised for the fa­cil­ity.

“We’re very com­mit­ted to em­ploy lo­cal peo­ple, we al­ways said we want to bring in em­ploy­ment and a busi­ness to the area,” she said.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

South Re­gional Tafe Har­vey stu­dents Glairthe An­dolana and Vicki Chester-Lewis chat with Brunswick Junc­tion Palmer­ston man­ager Wendy Shan­non while help­ing ren­o­vate the fa­cil­ity last week.

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