Council Helps Young People Earn Meaningful Qualifications
Young residents have the chance to learn new skills and earn meaningful qualifications with a range of workshops and programs on offer, as part of Camden Council’s Youth Empowerment Project.
Young residents will be selected to participate in the available courses through referrals received from local youth services and high schools. The workshops include:
One three-day lifeguard course, on Thursday 18-20 July, 9am-5pm, at Mount Annan Leisure Centre. The 10 selected residents, aged between 17 and 25 years, will receive training and a qualification from Life Saving Australia, with a certificate issued;
Two two-day mental health first aid courses, the first on Wednesday 2 and 9 October, and the second on Thursday 3 and Thursday 4 October, 9am-4pm, at Mount Annan Leisure Centre. The 30 selected residents, aged between 18 and 25 years, will receive Youth Mental Health First Aid training qualification, with a certificate issued. This course will help participants provide support to other young people who are experiencing mental health issues and concerns; and
One responsible service of alcohol (RSA) course, on Saturday 16 November, 9am-4pm, at Camden Civic Centre. The 30 selected residents, aged between 17 and 25 years, will receive a Statement of Attainment covering SITHFAB002 – Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol.
Council runs, and supports, many other skills-based programs and workshops for young residents, including:
Youth public art projects, with works to be featured in public spaces, community and youth facilities and streetscapes across the Camden area;
3D printing workshops at Oran Park Library, for residents aged between 12 and 16 years old;
Various lectures, workshops and seminars for students studying the HSC; and
Various painting and drawing workshops at Alan Baker Art Gallery at Macaria.
For more information, visit camden.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Youth Empowerment Project’.