27.05.13Lalor Parks Got Talent

LPGT poster

23.05.13Try’a Skill – now open to Parents/Carers/Job Seekers, 24th June – 2-4 pm

24th June          9.00am – 2.00pm – School Groups (School & Community groups aged 12-25 need to book in)

2.00pm – 4.00pm – Open Session – parent and young people who have already left school (do not have to book)

25th June          9.00am – 3.00pm – School Groups – (School & Community groups aged 12-25 need to book in)

Venue: Kevin Betts Stadium, Ralph Place, Mt Druitt

For more information, please contact Melanie El Mir at Nepean Careers Forum, Ph. 4729 0777 or melanie.elmir@det.nsw.edu.au or BREED on Ph. 9853 3200.

2013 Trya skill


09.05.13iCareer in the news

Program gives hope to jobless  – Blacktown Advocate, 8th May 2013

icareer Kayla May 13

07.05.13Red Shield Appeal

Red shield

07.05.13Volunteer IT Supervisor Wanted

BREED is calling for volunteers who are IT Teachers, Lecturer’s or Supervisors who have a passion for all aspects of IT, including computer games.

Are you interested in being a Supervisor for two trainer/mentors who will be part of a new innovative tech program, which will be running as a pilot in the Blacktown region?

This program will provide one-on-one training for children aged between10 – 16 years who have Asperger’s or high functioning Autism. These children have a focus on computer gaming, are very bright although they lack social skills and confidence. Overall, results from this program demonstrate that in addition to increasing their IT skills, participants develop friendships and increase their social skills.

If you are experienced and competent in supervising trainers in the areas of games programming, 3D animation and design, and could donate two hours of your time per week, I would love to hear from you!

Please contact Chris Taylor on 0408 777 901 or ctaylor@breed.org.au



03.05.13Hawkesbury Small Business Week

Ready to grow your business in the digital era? Small Business Week is on – 3-7 June 2013

Download Flyer here

Biz Week - 3-7 Jun 2013 - POSTER A3

02.05.13Young People in the Blacktown Region Benefit from a Partnership Approach

The Partnership Brokers program is improving education and transition outcomes for young people in the Blacktown Region.

Schools, businesses and the broader Blacktown community are being applauded for successfully working together to support young people in the area to complete school and make a successful transition to further education, training and employment.

A report commissioned by the Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations to understand, measure and value the impact of the Partnership Brokers program has been recently released.

The report found that after analysis of five sample areas, where Partnership Brokers have been operating, has shown that the program is creating significant value and acting as a catalyst for change.

Partnership Broker Research Results

The research showed that by working together, partner organisations were able to better understand the needs of young people and share resources, knowledge and skills to create sustainable solutions.

Supported by the Partnership Brokers program, Blacktown schools, businesses and the community have been working in partnership to help young people learn and develop and prepare for life beyond school.

The BREED Partnership Broker program builds the capacity of communities to work collaboratively to support the learning and development of their young people and address the factors that lead to disengagement in the first place.

BREED Managing Director, Stephen Frost, said that, “we are all responsible for educating our young people; it’s not just about schools.  Ensuring our young people have the opportunities to develop the skills that current jobs and jobs of the future require, is one of the most important things we as business people can be involved with.”

Western Sydney has its own unique needs and reasons why some students will become disengaged from schools. Partnership Brokers assist schools and their communities to work together to find local solutions and research is telling us cross-sector collaboration works.

The Partnership Brokers program and its National Network body were established in 2010 and are funded by the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Education and Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

For more information about Partnership Brokers please visit:

http://deewr.gov.au/Youth/YouthAttainmentandTransitions/Pages/SBCPB.aspx. and



Notes to the editor

Stephen Frost, Managing Director, BREED, is available for interview on request.

To review the executive summary of the Social Return on Investment Report please see the attachment.

For more information please contact

Keren Lavery, Ph. 9853 3200 or 0401 142 031.

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