Stu­dents grad­u­ate with fly­ing colours

The Western Star - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Grad­u­ates proudly dis­play their cer­tifi­cates.

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