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Last week I visited Maranatha House in Wellington and was given a tour by Chairman John Trounce and President Terry Frost. Work is currently underway to expand the aged care facility, which will include 20 new rooms, a new administration block, bistro style kitchen, training facilities for staff, laundry, maintenance shed, bus shed and chapel.
In 2014, $3 million was allocated to the projected under the Federal Government’s Aged Care Approval Round.
Work started in 2016 and is expected to be complete next year. Also in the planning stages for Maranatha House, is an intergenerational childcare centre that will cater for 72 children. On Monday I attended the launch of the Employability Skills Training Youth Jobs PATH (Prepare – Trial – Hire) at TAFE Western Lithgow College.
PATH is part of the Federal Government’s $188.3 million investment in new Employability Skills Training to prepare more young Australians entering the workforce.
In addition to the training, PATH also consists of
• Trial – a voluntary internship of four to 12 weeks to help young people gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job; and
• Hire – a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) for employers.
If you’re a job seeker aged 15 - 24 you may want to consider discussing Employability Skills Training (EST) with your jobactive provider. More information about Youth Jobs PATH is available at https://jobactive.gov.au/path
Andrew pictured with Maranatha House Chairman John Trounce and President Terry Frost.
Catching up with Cr Anne Jones at Springfest.