ETC’s CEO Jenny Barnett announced that ETC was excited to be sponsoring the award-winning Hastings Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
“ETC is looking forward to working with the Hastings YAC to share ideas and develop solutions to issues that affect the lives of young people living in the Hastings,” Mrs Barnett said.
“ETC has been helping young people find jobs and up skill via our training courses for the past 27 years and we are committed to working closely with local service agencies, support groups and committees to progress the needs of local youth.”
Port Macquarie Hastings Council Youth Coordinator Lee Wood said the Hastings Youth Advisory Council was over the moon with ETC’s support.
“ETC’s financial support will help the YAC present one large youth event during the year as well as number of youth skills base training workshops,” Mr Wood said.
“We are also planning a youth music event, school visits, family fun day and activities during Drug Action Week and Youth Literacy Week so it will be great to have ETC on board as a supporter.”
ETC’s Transition to Work Operations Manager for the Mid North Coast Nicky Baade said ETC would also work closely with the Hastings YAC to help young people into work.
“Transition to Work is a new service designed to help young people aged 15-21 either return to school, engage in further study or training or gain employment,” Ms Baade said.
“The Mid North Coast has a high youth unemployment rate and we are confident this new service will help make inroads into addressing this issue.
“We are also looking forward to working with the YAC to gain their valuable insight into what can be done to help local youth from an employment and training perspective.”
ETC provides the Transition to Work service in Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads and Coffs Harbour.
For more information contact 1800 007 400 or visit etcltd.com.au.