Students graduate with flying colours
ST VINCENT de Paul held a graduation event at the White Bull Tavern on Tuesday night to celebrate the completion of a Skilling Queenslanders Work Program.
Long-term unemployed and disadvantaged people from the Roma community participated in the program, with 11 people starting and nine completing it.
Students studied a Certificate 2 in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways with St Vincent de Paul’s RTO partner Orion, which provides them with a good basis of vocational skills for many different jobs, including communication, digital literacy, reading and writing for business and work environments.
They also undertook job readiness and confidencebuilding activities with their Vinnies case worker Glenn Telford.
Glenn also connected them to activities such as bowling, and health focus sessions such as with Rohan from Queensland Health who does Shapeshifters with them on Mondays.
The course ran for 10 weeks and they still receive support from a Vinnies worker once a week.
Graduates proudly display their certificates.