June 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.
Girls and Boys Can Too!
Congratulations to Work Placement Coordinator Toni-lee Palmer for the great work with NC TAFE in not only getting Girls Can Too! happening again this year, but also adding Boys Can Too!  Also a special thanks to our Board member Tanya Newman of Bennetts Steel for being a guest speaker on the day.
School Leaver Support Program:  Job success 
Name: Tegan
Age: 18
Lives: Gloucester
Why did you start the program?   To help get a job and learn new skills, like interview skills and resume skills  
How has the program helped you?  It has helped me get a job at Roadies Cafe as a waitress
Would you recommend this program to other young people?  Yes, it gave me confidence to cold call on places for jobs and helped me understand the skills that I had.  It was also helpful for searching and applying for jobs

Learning never exhausts the mind
- Leonardo da Vinci
Employer Spotlight
Name: Marnie Foran
Company: Marnie's Country Kitchen
Marnie Foran, the owner of Marnie's Country Kitchen in West Kempsey, is one of our selfless host employers for Work Placement. Marnie had worked in the business for six years when the occasion arose to purchase it herself. Embracing the opportunity, Marnie gave the place a spruce up and changed the name. Marnie has now hosted 8 placements since last July, with Domonic Pietsch from Kempsey High School (pictured) coming back a second time.

Marnie's philosophy is that all students deserve an opportunity to experience the industry first hand, and she loves giving them the chance to do so while learning learn new skills. Marnie enjoys running a small business where she can become close to her customers and Work Placement students by spending more time with them. Thank you, Marnie, for your on-going support of our young students.

Apprenticeship & Traineeship Vacancies
Current positions available include

1st year Fitter & Turner apprenticeship

1st year Carpenter apprenticeship

1st year Greenkeeper apprenticeship

1st year Plumber apprenticeship

1st year Chef apprenticeship


Is you dream job not listed above? You can always register with us and submit your resume.
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