October 2016
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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.
School Leaver Support Program: Get help, get a job!
When our School Leaver Support Program Coordinator first met Jane* she was very nervous and a little anxious about the job application process. Jane had recently turned 18 and had already applied for many jobs but so far Jane had not yet been invited to the next stage, the interview. Jane wanted a job in childcare but was afraid of yet another rejection.
Although Jane held a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a qualification that could secure her a job, our Coordinator observed that Jane had no experience or knowledge in how to draft a resume or write a cover letter that would cut through to a prospective employer.

By consulting with our Coordinator, Jane was able to produce a resume with a cover letter that was both appropriate and professional. Jane was overjoyed when asked to attend an interview on the strength of her application. The best part, Jane was successful and is now happily engaged in the job of an Early Childhood Educator and the career of her choice.

A professional, carefully crafted letter of introduction, application and resume could be all that stands between you and getting that all important interview. It's pretty simple - no interview means no job, and a poor application means no interview. 

If you know a young person who may need assistance with applying for a job or preparing for an interview, register at www.midcoastconnect.com.au or contact your local Pathways Coordinator.
*'not her real name or photo
T: 6583 5910   M: 0434 702 488
Port Macquarie
T: 6562 5314   M: 0413 911 288
Kempsey
T: 6551 5463   M: 0422 449 482
Taree
Skillsroad Show is coming!
If you're ready to start your career journey and aren't sure what you want to do, Skillsroad   is the perfect place to start!

Skillsroad helps you every step of the way; from finding out what kinds of careers will suit your personality type, to researching occupations and industries, preparing your resume and applying for jobs.

Skillsroad.com.au  has resources for job seekers as well as teachers, parents and employers and the Skillsroad Show is coming to the mid north coast.

Working closely with the extensive NSW Business Chamber network, the Skillsroad Show will deliver professional career advice, tools, localised work experience and real job opportunities directly to schools and communities from a state-of-the art mobile hub.  Some of the resources on-board the mobile unit  include the Skillsroad Career Quiz and Job Fit Test, videos showing real people "on the job", and a resume and application builder.

Keep an eye out for t he Skillsroad Show caravan which will be presenting workshops at a number of our schools as well as setting up at community venues throughout the region including 
Taree
October 24 to 28
Port Macquarie
October 31 to November 4
Kempsey
November 7 to 11

Like us on Facebook to find out the specific locations of the Skillsroad Show as it travels north to the border by the end of the year.

"So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)
Kid, you'll move mountains."
- Dr. Seuss (Oh, The Places You'll Go!)
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Mid Coast Connect Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services is calling for expressions of interest for  2017 School-based Traineeships positions in Business Services at Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Taree; and Warehousing at Port Macquarie.
 
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