21.03.13Thank you


Can you please pass on to all at BREED my sincere thanks and praise for your participation  in our ‘Look at Me Day’ yesterday. The students thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the inaugural “Look at Me”conference. The school is buzzing today with the success of the event from both a staff and student perspective. Students now have a broader understanding of the world and the expectations of the workplace. They have had the opportunity to learn more about the work BREED does and the opportunity to learn from the career journeys of others.

Each of the speakers and table leaders were wonderful and their contribution was of high quality. The students were engaged and interested in what was said. Thanks to Kudzi for his entertaining and informative contribution to the panel discussion and to you both for the way you lead a table in the morning session. After morning tea it was wonderful to know that the boys program was being run in an engaging, age appropriate, fun and safe manner by you both.

The generosity and professionalism of BREED has been widely acknowledged by the school community.

Again my sincere thanks to all for making the day such success. I hope that we can work together in such a way again soon.

Susan

 

Ms. Susan Coster
Careers Advisor
Riverstone High School
71 McCulloch St
Riverstone NSW 2765

07.03.13iCareer – Transforming young job seekers into rising stars


Over the last three months 41 young people from across Blacktown graduated from a nine day intensive career entry programme, designed to get school leavers and disengaged youth kick-started into the workforce. Special guest Michelle Rowland, Federal Member for Greenway presented certificates to the graduating students.

iCareer is a career pathway programme linking young and disengaged job seekers to training and employment and was held at the BREED Business Centre in Quakers Hill.  The program is unique as it combines specialist recruitment services with entry level training and life, image and etiquette coaching.

All students receive a make-over and select a corporate style out-fit, from Fitted for Work in Parramatta, with advice about the right style that suits particular body shapes.   Students also receive coaching on how to dress for and perform in interviews and the work place.

This was the first in what will be a program that will run throughout the year.  Program Manager and CEO of Student Employment Options, Queenie Connell said, “of the 41 students commencing the program in December, 38 graduated.  All students have progressed to fulltime employment or further education and training. On graduation day all students wore their corporate out-fits and they all looked very professional, I felt so proud of them.”

Stephen Frost, BREED Managing Director said, “BREED was delighted to be able to host the students at the BREED Business Centre for the 9 days.  It was wonderful to see the students transform into confident, energetic job seekers, keen to make a start on their chosen careers.”

iCareer works on the premise that all young people have the right to be successful, to set and achieve goals for life and career. iCareer has changed the lives of many young people from a transitory lifestyle to a belief that if they can and will have a positive and successful life.

The program is free to students and is funded by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and in Partnership with, The Lighthouse Project Australia, BREED and Fitted for Work.

For more information about iCareer and how you can get involved, contact Student Employment Options  Ph. 9677 9507 or go to the iCareer Facebook page.

Media Enquiries:

To arrange an interview or for more information about iCareers, Ph. Keren Lavery 9853 3200.

06.03.13Under the Radar


Under the Radar is a Drink, Drug Drive Resource Competition and an intiative of BREED Partnership Brokers and Blacktown City Council, sponsored by NRMA.

Over $2,500 in prizes and winners are drawn in June 2013

For more information

Ph. Sandra Ongley Ph. 9853 3200.

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