September 2018
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
March 2019
Celebrating its 12th year, the Mid Coast Careers Market will be held on 14th May 2019. Hosted at the Glasshouse, our event is open to the public as well as all schools throughout the Mid North Coast.
The event provides:
  • a ‘one-stop shop’ for information about local businesses and training providers
  • information on industry-specific employment and training requirements
  • details on locally available job opportunities
  • practical demonstrations and hands-on activities for students
To register as an exhibitor for this event click on the button below
Major sponsors
The Coffs Coast Career Connections provides a great opportunity to promote local opportunities for employment, study and training; as well as showcasing businesses to the community. The event aims to help young people gain a broader awareness and understanding of locally available career pathways, employment and training opportunities.
To register as an exhibitor for this event click on the button below
Billabong Zoo experience
Mid Coast Connect team members Sue Green and Linda Taylor attended an evening with the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted by the Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie.
After the Chamber of Commerce updates, all the guests were treated to a private after-hours tour of the zoo.
The growth of the zoo, in size and species, has been an amazing local achievement for a small zoo. The zoo is unique in many ways; specifically the keepers have hand reared many Lions and Cheetahs, including 4 month old Amari (pic below) who was unable to stay with his mother and needing a keeper to sleep with him each night.
The zoo works closely with TAFE to deliver animal related courses. Mark Stone (owner) was excited to show us where his new monkeys are going to live, including the worlds smallest monkey, a pygmy marmoset. Mark is a valued supporter of our Work Placement program, and we thank him for that.
Mark Stone (Pictured with Daughter Brooke) has been a wildlife advocate his entire life and owner of the Billabong Zoo since 2003.
Teacher Industry Networking day
Mid Coast Connect hosted a Teacher Industry Networking day for Department of Education high school teachers to gain knowledge and insight in local business on the Mid North Coast. The pictured trip was a Primary Industries tour and our wonderful industry hosts were Kempsey Saleyards, Hydroponic Growers and Macleay Valley Apiaries.
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Mid Coast Connect offices

Port Macquarie - 6583 5910

Coffs Harbour - 6653 2900

Kempsey - 6562 5314 

Taree - 6551 5463