Media Releases 2017
Council offers expert help for youth entering the workforce
20 Mar 2017
With youth unemployment on the Coast at 14.9 per cent, Council is continuing to invest in workshops and courses designed to help young people succeed in HSC exams and in securing employment.
Central Coast Library Service is hosting a series of workshops designed to help young people learn the writing and study skills needed to gain job interviews and do well in HSC examinations and secure job opportunities afterwards.
The workshops are in April and include a session on writing resumes and cover letters and four HSC workshops.
Council Group Leader Connected Communities, Ms Julie Vaughan, said Council was keen to help young people gain the skills and develop the persistence needed to succeed in exams and in gaining employment.
“We are keen to help young people increase their chances of success by equipping them with the tools needed to write a good cover letter and resume, and study techniques to help them do well in their exams,” Ms Vaughan said.
“These free workshops are a great opportunity for young people to learn the skill of presenting themselves well in writing to potential employers and in HSC examinations as well as time management and study techniques.”
In a two-hour workshop at Tuggerah Library on 8 April, Training and Coaching Solutions will share tips for teens on how to analyse job advertisements and what they should include in a resume to increase their chances of gaining employment.
Mr Rowan Kunz, author of Secrets of HSC Success Revealed is running a session called HSC Max Your Marks on 18 April at Lake Haven Library, and will share his insights into effective exam preparation.
Mr Kunz has come across many intelligent students who were not doing well, and believes intelligence only leads to success if certain study techniques are applied.
Pam Northcotte’s session, HSC Ready, Set, Go, on 19 April at Tuggerah Library will include tips for managing physical and mental health during this final year at school.
Bernie Howitt has many years of experience in teaching Society and Culture at high school and university level and will run a session on this topic on 21 April at Lake Haven Library.
Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said Council was committed to helping young people succeed.
“Developing good writing and study skills is imperative to doing well in life and council libraries are investing in these workshops in order to equip young people with the skills they need,” Mr Reynolds said.
“We want our young people to live, work and thrive here – so I encourage them to take advantage of these opportunities.”
“Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free workshops, and society and culture students are encouraged to bring their personal interest projects (PIPs) to the session with Bernie Howitt.”
Call Tuggerah Library on 02 4350 1560 and Lake Haven Library on 02 4350 1570.
For more information go to centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
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