Engineering participants designed and built much needed parts for the metal hand punch and shear machine located at the shed. Pictured (from left) are participants Steven Clutterbuck, Michael Collins, Dennis “Bob” Malafouris, engineering trainer Brendan Condon and Thomas Foster.
Engineering participants designed and built much needed parts for the metal hand punch and shear machine located at the shed. Pictured (from left) are participants Steven Clutterbuck, Michael Collins, Dennis “Bob” Malafouris, engineering trainer Brendan Condon and Thomas Foster. Contributed

Shed project opens doors

ARE you unemployed and looking for full-time or part-time work and would like an opportunity to gain a range of skills in either engineering or carpentry – for free?

The Shed Project run by Cooloola Human Services Network (CHSN) is offering the opportunity for unemployed people within the Gympie region to gain a range of skills in a meaningful and supportive environment to assist them gaining employment with local industry.

CHSN president Ken Meldrum said last year, participants were able to construct a chook house which was raffled to raise money to support Little Haven Palliative Care and also manufactured a trailer and various roller benches and other infrastructure (eg designing and building much needed parts for the metal hand punch and shear machine located at the shed) to support increased diversity for this project.

“The participants have gained practical skills and nationally accredited training from this project and many have been successful in gaining worthwhile employment as well,” Ken said.

“This is an ideal opportunity for people to participate in a relaxed and supportive environment to gain necessary skills to get them back into the workforce.”

To enrol in the free 20-week course starting in February please phone Dianne on 5483 7441 or 0409 797 241 as soon as possible as places are limited.

This project is funded by the Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.

Gympie Times


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