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Career Speed Dating comes to Gosford on Friday, 2 March

School Principals and Career Advisors are invited to attend a speed dating event, hosted by the NSW ITABs, where you will be able to hear about great future career choices for your students, as well as school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. 

The idea is to bring together your school with local employers and industry peak bodies from a range of industries, including Resources and Infrastructure; Community Services & Health; Food & Primary Industry & Racing; Transport & Logistics & Automotive; Manufacturing & Engineering, Light Manufacturing (Textiles, Clothing & Footwear) & Process Manufacturing; and Utilities & Electrotechnology.

Venue: Central Coast Leagues Club, Scenic Lounge, 1 Dane Drive, Gosford
Date: Friday, 2 March, 2018
Time: 12.00 to 3.00pm
Price: Free (includes a light lunch)
RSVP: Friday, 23 February

For more information email melissa@nswagrifooditab.com.au

Register at http://ow.ly/YaPj30iobI7

Are you Screen or Stage or Media? Are you loaded down with care? Here's how to be carefree

Book yourself in for a free Workplace Resilience — Managing Stress and Wellness course specifically designed for the Entertainment and Events sector. The course will teach you how to adapt to changing circumstances at work and how to bounce back from challenges and stress. You’ll learn ways to identify signs and sources of stress within your job role and strategies to help you recover from stressful situations. The course will run on 5 & 12 March, 2018 at TAFE NSW, St Leonards and again on 19 & 26 March, 2018 at The Arts Exchange in Dawes Point. For more information and to register (before 13 Feb) email Catherine.chong@tafensw.edu.au
 
Course outcomes include: develop and implement personal stress management strategy; develop and implement stress management strategies and techniques within a team; and develop team and morale building strategies. Read the brochure.

You’ll be given a Statement of Attainment in Workplace Resilience on completion of the course. The Units of Competency covered are BSBWHS410 (Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives) and BSBWOR403 (Manage stress in the workplace). The course was developed by TAFE NSW Northern Sydney in collaboration with the ACFIPS ITAB.

So, yeah, maybe I'd like to be a plumber

But how do I do that? Choosing the right subjects at school can make linking up with an apprenticeship much easier. Download a list of subject choices suggested by the plumbing industry for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum website.

Be aware (but not alarmed)

NSW ITABs Career Speed Dating is coming to Wollongong on 28 February and Gosford on 2 March. If you’re a careers advisor or school principal pick up a pen and write it on your calendar now. The idea is to bring together your school, RTO managers and local employers. We’re sorting out the finer points now, so more details to follow. Watch out for them.

Add teaching skills to your dance skills

There is currently a large skills shortage of professional dancers with the broad skills base required to teach across a wide age range from young students to older learners. To help solve the problem a Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching has just been added to the NSW Smart and Skilled list. The Cert III will provide you with the practical skills development necessary to teach across a wide range of abilities, cultures and socio-economic communities. Check out the possibilities at http://ow.ly/kpbs30hbYP3

I want to talk to you today about Information and Cultural Services

A school-based Certificate II in I&CS has just been added to the NSW Smart and Skilled list. This is particularly good news for students in regional NSW. A school-based traineeship in I&CS will give you a career path into diverse jobs in creative businesses and local government. It can underpin a traineeship pathway to a Cert III traineeship in IT, Technical Theatre Production, Libraries Assistant, Venue Management, Tourism Officer, Arts Administration and Business Services. Your future depends on gathering nuts while you may, so check it out now at http://ow.ly/HRiw30hbIkY

Take action before the mean reds destroy your calm

Book yourself in for a Workplace Resilience — Managing Stress and Wellness course specifically designed for the Entertainment and Events sector. The course will teach you how to adapt to changing circumstances at work and how to bounce back from challenges and stress. You’ll learn ways to identify signs and sources of stress within your job role and strategies to help you recover from stressful situations. The course will run on 5 & 12 March, 2018 at TAFE NSW, St Leonards and again on 19 & 26 March, 2018 at The Arts Exchange in Dawes Point. For more information and to register email Catherine.chong@tafensw.edu.au
 
Course outcomes include: develop and implement personal stress management strategy; develop and implement stress management strategies and techniques within a team; and develop team and morale building strategies.
 
You’ll be given a Statement of Attainment in Workplace Resilience on completion of the course. The Units of Competency covered are BSBWHS410 (Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives) and BSBWOR403 (Manage stress in the workplace). The course was developed by TAFE NSW Northern Sydney in collaboration with the ACFIPS ITAB.

How can the show go on? Help us find a way

The Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit held on 13 November proved that the entertainment industry is determined to find that way. Organised by the NSW Performing Arts and Screen Wellbeing Working Group, the summit was a response to the high rates of mental illness and suicide for workers in the Australian entertainment industry.
 
The summit asked the 220 participants to consider how they can make effective wellbeing changes as individuals, as organisations and in collaboration with others.
 
‘The summit is already inspiring and helping different parts of the NSW performing arts sector to connect and draw on each other’s resources and provide insights that actively address the wellness issue challenging people across all parts of our industry,’ said Dr Jane Kreis, Director of Theatre Network NSW (TNN).
 
If you or your organisation are interested in joining the NSW Performing Arts and Screen Wellbeing Working Group please get in touch with Theatre Network NSW directly through director@tnn.org.au
 
The summit was supported by Theatre Network NSW, Create NSW, the Sydney Opera House and the ACFIPS NSW ITAB and the NSW Performing Arts and Screen Wellbeing Working Group #wecandobetter

How do I translate my career skills into employment?

Go straight to SkillsLink2Work. This toolkit helps carers to understand how the skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired in their unpaid carer role can be translated into ‘employability’ skills.

In the last seven months over 3000 people have visited the site. More than 500 of them went on list their skills and download a report of their employment-related skills. Skills that are suited to a wide variety of industries, not just paid care work.
 
There are 905,000 people who identify as primary carers in NSW. Many of them have said that combining caring and paid work is one of their highest priorities, but that being out of the workforce made it hard to know what jobs they could apply for.
 
Last year, the Community Services and Health ITAB took the lead agency role working collaboratively with FACS and carers across the state, to create an interactive online resource. The result — the SkillsLink2Work toolkit — is part of the NSW Government’s Carers Strategy 2014-19.
 
Find out now how your life experience makes you very employable.