Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone all programs under the Ginninderry SPARK Training & Employment Initiative until further notice.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code:0101) are for the first time, delivering a new training program focused on giving individuals accredited training within the Horticulture and Conservation Land Management sector.
It was a big year for Ginninderry’s unique training and employment initiative, SPARK. The program has grown over the course of 2017, partnering with local and national groups to help residents of the Capital Region reach their full potential.
Today we had the opportunity to celebrate with our latest SPARK graduates who successfully completed the West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program.
Before she found SPARK, Rebeka Auva’a was a housekeeper. While it wasn’t exactly her dream job, she got by, until she suffered an injury at work that forced her to find an alternative occupation.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology and Belconnen Community Service is delivering a new and innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the community care sector, to be known as Belconnen Community Care Pre-Employment Program Specifically targeting people living within the Belconnen and the wider region, the program will provide.
Another remarkable milestone was reached today for SPARK, with 12 participants from the Yass Construction Program celebrating their graduation. Over the course of the 12-week program, participants developed a range of skills and techniques, including but not limited to concreting, paving and brick-laying.
Today we had the opportunity to celebrate our latest 19 SPARK participants who graduated as part of the West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program. The program has been running out of Charnwood for the past three months and it is amazing to see how far all participants have come in that time.
Now that SPARK is well over a year old, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the program, what we’ve achieved to date and the exciting things we are planning to achieve in the future.
A new innovative accredited training program specifically targeting the West Belconnen community that will develop skills, provide work experience and deliver potential employment in the business administration sector for participants.