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Shalvey residents have recently started to notice a productive veggie garden taking shape at the Shalvey Community Centre, with many complimenting Carol, the Centre Manager, for making the environment more appealing for their children. The proud owners of the veggie patch project are a group of 'WorkReady' program participants, which with a little initiative, a good strategy and the right mix of veggies have managed to obtain remarkable results.
A group of WorkReady participants from Seven Hills and Penrith have recently traveled to Shalvey Community Centre to visit the gardening project of their fellow participants.
The Transition to Work Program Consultant BJ Dasco presented what the team has been growing in the garden and explained how all the harvested crops will be used to cook up fresh meals for the community to share. The participants also learned how their fellow participants have developed life skills during the project, such as managing work, planning and organising, working as a team and taking pride in their achievement.
The 'Work Ready' program participants have been very pleased with the field trip experience and expressed their willingness to take part into future projects designed to give back to the local community and looking forward to contributing more in the future.
WorkReady Youth Training and Life Skills program, formerly known as School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) or Transition to Work (TTW) provides young people with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to go into the world of work with confidence. To find out more about the program please call 1300 422 454 to talk to a WorkReady consultants, or visit https://abilityoptions.org.au/employment-options/work-ready.
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