House in­sights shared

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

Tatura Com­mu­nity House’s new­est crew of trained vol­un­teers and learn­ers spen­tWed­nes­day vis­it­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity cen­tres, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the dif­fer­ent way each fa­cil­ity is run.

This year six in­di­vid­u­als took part in the 60-hour [email protected] course at Tatura Com­mu­nity House through the Learn Lo­cal pro­gram.

To fi­nalise the course, the team cel­e­brated its last day with an ex­cur­sion to Mooroopna Ed­u­ca­tion and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre, North Shep­par­ton Com­mu­nity and Learn­ing Cen­tre and South Shep­par­ton Com­mu­nity House.

Tatura Com­mu­nity House man­ager Leeane But­ton said the course would be of­fered again next year.

‘‘The course deep­ens their knowl­edge around gov­er­nance and poli­cies . . . and how to op­er­ate in a shared work en­vi­ron­ment,’’ Ms But­ton said.

‘‘That when we do some­thing we need to be mind­ful of our whole team, so other peo­ple can ac­cess and utilise files or fold­ers . . . the learn­ers are also en­cour­aged to do some crit­i­cal and re­flec­tive think­ing as a means to im­prove their team and per­sonal out­puts.’’

She said the course pro­vided skills needed for em­ploy­ment as well as vol­un­teer­ing, in­clud­ing a food-han­dlers course, oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety, work­ing with fil­ing sys­tems and com­put­ers.

‘‘We were given a bit more of a back­ground in­sight into the mis­sion and the goals and ob­jec­tive of the com­mu­nity house and what it’s all about, as well as im­prov­ing our spread­sheet and com­puter skills,’’ vol­un­teer Ver­ena Cur­ran said.

Check­ing it out: Mooroopna Ed­u­ca­tion and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre man­ager Jan Phillips shows Tatura Com­mu­nity House vol­un­teers Ja­nenne Veitch, Ver­ena Cur­ran and Thi Le and man­ager Leeane But­ton the mu­ral art on site.

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