As New Zealand and our own communities struggle with staffing shortages, Mackenzie District Council, Mayors Taskforce for Jobs and Heartlands Resource Centre have joined forces to develop and deliver a Work Ready programme in Fairlie.
With a desire to support our local youth and people disadvantaged in the job market into permanent and sustainable employment, Mary McCambridge will lead the Work Ready programme. Mary has a background with Literacy Aotearoa where she has learnt essential skills that will transfer to the Work Ready programme.
Mary will be offering people the opportunity to learn life skills - interview techniques, assisting with CV preparation, financial capability and understanding contracts and employee rights. The programme will help individuals to obtain the necessary skills that will build their confidence and capability when applying for jobs.
Mary is also offering a Driver Education class for those requiring assistance with obtaining a learners driver license, in one-on-one and group settings.
Local businesses are invited to contact Mary, or Leaine Rush, Business Liaison Officer at MDC, if they wish to be involved with mentoring our youth and potentially gaining new employees from the programme. If you are interested, please contact Mary on 027 315 5427, or Leaine Rush on 0210 554 844.