JOBS HUB: Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Thomas Anstoetz and Mark Jewell from TAFE at the opening.
JOBS HUB: Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Thomas Anstoetz and Mark Jewell from TAFE at the opening. Patrick Gorbunovs

Job search is now easier with new jobs 'hub' at TAFE

FINDING a job will be easier for North Coast TAFE students following the launch of the Wollongbar Campus Jobs Hub .

Gae Guthrie, who is studying children's education at TAFE, is just one of the many students excited about the new service.

"I think it's great," she said. "My course, we're here from 9am to 3pm everyday so it doesn't give us a lot of time to go to our job provider or downtown to get help with having your resume done.

"Here they can help you with your application letter, your resume, you can look on the computer what's come up.

"In June a lot of us will be qualified to do certain things so we've got to start looking now."

The hub features four computer stations where students can look for jobs locally and nationally, free telephone use, a "hot" desk for interviews and an employment support officer to help students search and apply for jobs.

North Coast TAFE disability consultant Mark Jewell said it was a great opportunity to promote the skills the students had gained to potential employers.

"It's just as important to be able to sell your skills as it is to get them," he said.

The project was funded through the Department of Employment's National Disability Employment Initiative and North Coast TAFE.

Page MP Kevin Hogan, who formally launched the hub, said it was a great follow-on from the successful disability jobs drive in March.

"On Friday we announced 125 people offered jobs in the month of March," he said. "The jobs drive has certainly reinforced the fact that people with disabilities, giving them a job is a win-win."

The Jobs Hub will open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Friday.


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