July 2016
Mid Coast Connect is a not-for-profit organisation striving to assist young people with their
transition from school into further education, training or employment.
Work Placement Works! 
Thank you to all our wonderful employers who hosted Year 12 students from Kempsey and Melville High Schools for their work placements.  Businesses wishing to provide workplace learning opportunities for HSC students in Kempsey/Macleay can contact  Wendy Rogan, Work Placement Coordinator on 6562 5314 .

IGA Xpress
Frederickton Newsagency
Slim Dusty Centre
Slim Dusty Centre
Information Technology
Tumblegum Bakehouse
FYTEC Computers
 Information Technology
Australian Solar Timbers
Kempsey RSL
I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.
- Confucius
School Leaver Support Program: Work skills success
Name: McKayla
Age: 16
Lives: Gloucester
Why did you start the program?   To develop skills that will help me to get my first job  
How has the program helped you?   I've completed a two week Barista Basics introduction as a taster for the Work Skills course I will be starting in mid July
Would you recommend this program to other young people?  Yes, it is helping me developing the skill-sets I need to work and the confidence to complete my HSC next year

Subsidy increases for Apprentices and Trainees
Credit: Screenshot Port News Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PortMacquarieNews/
Trainees and apprentices in NSW now have access to over $6 million to help complete their courses with the NSW Government delivering major increase in subsidies for travel and accommodation effective from 1 July 2016.

"There are plenty of local apprentices who will directly benefit from this increase," Training Coordinator Allan Campbell said.  "And we are pleased that Alex was able to be the first to take advantage of the subsidy too."
Mid Coast Connect Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services

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