Mid Coast Connect is a not-for-profit organisation striving to assist young people with their transition from school into further education, training and employment
August 2018
Links to Learning

Mid Coast Connect recently completed the Links to Learning program at Hastings Secondary College - Westport Campus.
This semester Cameron from  Recycle Bicycle provided his knowledge and skills to teach a group of young men how to repair and maintain their bikes and scooters. During the process Cameron and the students focused on recycling a Dragster and after completion, the bike was donated to  Willing & Able Foundation Ltd .

End of the program was celebrated with pizza, certificates and intense games of UNO!
Traineeship & Apprenticeship Information Sessions
Mid Coast Connect are running information sessions for jobseekers, employers, students, parents and teachers.

These sessions are a great opportunity to speak with our experienced staff to answer questions such as:

What is the process of employing an apprentice or trainee?
I am a student, what do I need to begin?
Can I do an apprenticeship or traineeship and still be at school?

Thank you to Margaret from Designer Living Kitchens who provided great insights and discussed the benefits of employing apprentices in her business.

Upcoming Session

F or more information please call 02 6583 5910 or head to our Facebook page
Work Placement - Around and about
Pictured are some of our Primary Industry students being hosted by some amazing Work Placement employers. The Work Placement employers are Sunrise Brafords, Wingham Nursery & Florist and Wingham & Valley Vets.
If you are an employer thinking about hosting a student, it's simple!
Talk to one of our Work Placement Coordinators today
Lower North Coast Careers Advisers
Association Expos
Did you connect with us at the Camden Haven Careers Expo or the Chatham High School Careers Expo ? Both events supplied its visitors with a wealth of information regarding traineeships and apprenticeships, leaving school, moving into training and advice on career pathways.
If you need information on any of our programs, please visit our website or call our office on 6583 5910
The 2018 Port Macquarie-Hastings Skills Audit Summary Report is now available.

The audit assesses the region's current and future skills needs. The project was enabled by a co-funded grant arrangement between Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Project/Community Investment scheme.

A high level of stakeholder engagement was undertaken to gain an insight into current skills gaps and future trends. The Skills Audit provides valuable data and information for business, industry, education and government sectors while assisting workers of the future to align their skills with growth sectors.

View the Summary Report here.

Staff Training Day
Mid Coast Connect held its quarterly staff meeting day at Newman Senior Technical College . Topics discussed included Networking Hints & Tricks, Building Effective Partnerships and Business Relationships.
After a fantastic lunch at the Food Project we had the pleasure of a a tour of the College with Principal Stephen Pares.
A staff highlight was visiting the Marine Centre to see the adorable clown fish and celebrating two staff birthdays.
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Mid Coast Connect offices

Port Macquarie 6583 5910

Coffs Harbour  6653 2900

Kempsey  6562 5314

Taree  6551 5463