Bright Futures: Learn to Earn aims to help the Singleton community – especially displaced, unemployed, out-of-the-workforce, returning to work, first-time workers or those looking to start a business – connect with the wealth of training options available without the need to travel.
The initiative will be held at Singleton High School Hall from 4pm to 7pm on 23 June 2022.
The free event is an initiative of Singleton Council’s Employment Pathways Program, supported by the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions Program, which focuses on getting job seekers skilled and employed.
People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to attend, and participants can sign up for courses on the day.
Singleton Council’s Director Organisation and Community Capacity, Vicki Brereton said that the event provides a central point of information for jobseekers.
“The Bright Futures: Learn to Earn event provides jobseekers with access to individuals who can help them navigate what courses are available locally or refer them to other services to achieve their career goals,” Vicki said.
“From fully-funded courses to short courses, information on starting a business to local community services and advisors available to help, we encourage anyone to come along to find out what you can do to get the job you want – whether you’re looking for a change, entering or returning to the workforce or leaving school.”
Vicki said with so many options available to jobseekers across the region, the volume of information can be overwhelming for people to know where to start, or what training they need to launch into their ideal career.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re beginning on your employment journey, dreaming of starting a business, need to adopt changing occupational requirements or re-entering the workforce, there’ll be advice to support and equip you to move forward.”
“This is a great event for all local jobseekers and a great example of how Council is working with our community to develop tangible solutions to support the prosperity and wellbeing of our residents,” she concluded.
The Singleton Employment Pathways Program is funded by the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.
The Bright Futures: Learn to Earn event will feature a range of exhibitors from Registered Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations, Community Services, Small Business Trainers, Learner Driver Trainers, and Careers Advisors.
IMAGE | Kim Mcgrath, Karen Varker, Samantha Robinson, Riki Ward (left-right).
Founded on agriculture, driven by coal and sustained by the Hunter River, Singleton holds an important place in NSW. From its unique beginnings as a significant Aboriginal then European settlement, Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the state and a centre of industry, heritage and community.
Flanked by farm land, wineries and framed by the Wollemi and Yengo National parks, the Singleton local government area embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia.