SPARK shines brightly for new childcare program participants

The future is looking positive for the thirteen participants, who nine weeks ago began their training journey on the SPARK Belconnen Community Service Childcare Pre-Employment program.

“Already it’s fantastic to see the personal growth and transformation with the group, which includes men and women, young and mature aged, all from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous backgrounds” said Emma Sckrabei, SPARK Training and Employment Manager.

“When they started, many participants presented with a few challenges in their life and we are working closely with them to ensure they are building their capacity to become work ready and successfully secure employment,” Emma said.

Now they’re all well underway to completing the six-month program and receiving their qualifications in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care, along with a Senior First Aid Certificate. This week they took some time out from their onsite training to learn more about the Ginninderry project and to understand the important role that SPARK plays in bringing the new and existing community to life. David Maxwell was on hand to provide a presentation about the project vision and also explain the cross border nature of what is being proposed.

For more information about SPARK training and employment initiatives at Ginninderry please call 6255 1158 or email

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