Get set for work in Goondiwindi with Gateway to Training

Gateway To Training's Mary Carrigan (marketing and admin), Jess Hawker (project officer) and Tom Hennessy (student) plant a tree outside the local facility in Goondiwindi.
Gateway To Training's Mary Carrigan (marketing and admin), Jess Hawker (project officer) and Tom Hennessy (student) plant a tree outside the local facility in Goondiwindi.

Students looking to become job-ready in Goondiwindi have a free avenue through Gateway To Training (GTT).

GTT has welcomed Jess Hawker, the new project officer for the Get Set for Work- a vocational learning program.

Miss Hawker said students have the opportunity to complete their certificate II in foundation learning for free.

“There are a lot of kids who don’t want to be at school and the education system should have to cater for them, and the students shouldn’t have to be there if they don’t want to,” she said.

The Get Set for Work Program focuses on student career objectives, sets goals and discusses options to prepare them for future careers.

Miss Hawker said the program was a perfect way to provide opportunities to young people, particularly in smaller communities such as Goondiwindi.

Targeting students between the ages of 15 and 19, the program can be tailored to each group, with more opportunities to work one-on-one with the students.

“We can really steer each student in the direction they want to go. After getting to know our group’s short and long term goals we can offer pretty much whatever they need, for example if someone wants to be a farmhand we can go on farm visits, or visit local agricultural businesses,” she said.

Get Set for Work is a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project that is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

For more information regarding the Get Set for Work Program, or to see if you meet the criteria, give the team at Gateway To Training a call on (07) 4671 2258.