Program builds confidence
A group of eager students have completed Tatura Community House’s nineweek vocational training program — Skills at Tat.
Tatura Community House manager Leeane Button said the program had been successful.
‘‘It’s helped to build their confidence and improve their employability skills,’’ Ms Button said.
She said the program was funded through the Victorian Government’s Learn Local adult education organisation and involved face-toface classroom and external training.
‘‘It’s a stepping stone into other career pathways,’’ Ms Button said.
‘‘All of the participants are looking to get into further studies as well.’’
And after taking part in the program, the partici- pants are each undergoing different volunteer opportunities.
‘‘Nola will be helping with community meals in Mooroopna,’’ Ms Button said.
‘‘Nina has become the project leader of the Community House’s Monster Garage Sale.
‘‘Reid and Heather are taking part in volunteer gardening and Julia will volunteer at the child care centre here in Tatura.’’
Ms Button said as part of the program, the participants also completed various certificates including food handling, first aid and some even taking part in a mental health first aid course.
‘‘Above all else, they made great friendships and gave support to one another throughout the course,’’ she said.