House insights shared
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.