Hands-on Horticulture

9 Jul 2012

An essential part of the Bowden project is to provide training and employment pathways for locals. Throughout the life of the project a range of opportunities will be made available for work experience placements, traineeships and apprenticeships under the Bowden Works Program.

In conjunction with local training organisations and agencies, the Works Program prepares candidates for industry by engaging them in work experience and offering further education opportunities. The Works Program is seeking to fill 24 work experience placements and 8 long-term employment placements within Bowden for general labourers and semi-skilled workers.

The Gibson Street Horticulture Project, in partnership with the Urban Renewal Authority, Maxima Group, Western Futures, DFEEST and the City of Charles Sturt, was a recent full-time initiative which ran for 6 weeks.

Successful participants gained a Certificate II in Horticulture – Landscaping and had the satisfaction of contributing to the beautification of their own local community.

“It was a great opportunity to do something good for the community and learn some new, skills” ~ Participant Glen Skuthorpe, 42 of Bowden

If you are interested in future Works Program opportunities or would like more information, please contact Emma Sckrabei at
[email protected].

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