Clients of a Maitland disability service took to the kitchen at
Hunter TAFE, to learn skills and earn qualifications for life. This 10
week tailor made course, initiated by endeavour group, taught
participants all the skills needed to make healthy meals in the
kitchen. Students learnt new recipes, ingredient preparation, food
hygiene and cooking techniques. This course was designed to give
graduates a boost in confidence and independence. All participants
gained practical skills to improve their job readiness and received a
TAFE certificate that can be used to boost employment opportunities.
Further up the state, North Coast TAFE and Coffs Coast Community
College are working with the Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre to
provide programs that assist locals with improving their skills for
work. These workshops will include, building skills for work and
business, life skills for women and a Certificate III in IT, Digital
Media, Hospitality and Business. These courses were initiated after
the completion of an extremely successful Certificate III Conservation
and Land Management, through the same partnership. Participants said
this partnership gave them the opportunity to complete a course they
would have not had the opportunity to do otherwise.
These partnerships are a great example of TAFE's commitment to give
back to their local communities to provide people with real life skills.