Youth Month

 
Bundaberg Region celebrates with youth activities & events across the month of April

National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with events and activities happening all over the country. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 years get involved each year in organising and celebrating national Youth Week. It is a time of opportunities for young people to share ideas, showcase their talent, have their voices heard and HAVE FUN!  

Here in the Bundaberg Region we don't think a week is long enough!!!  We celebrate with a range of Youth Activities/Events for the entire month of APRIL

 

RE:ACT YOUTH SUMMIT 2017

In the lead up to the 2017 Youth Summit we are asking young people to share their ideas, thoughts and opinions on: Our Community, Our Environment and Our Economy by completing our online survey.

The information collected from this survey will become part of the main discussions of the Youth Summit 2017 and will assist in identifying the priority areas that we should be working towards.

Please complete the survey using this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JTWP2B

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our Youth Development Officer on 1300 883 699 or youth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

RE:ACT Youth Month 2016

For RE:ACT Youth Month 2016 Council worked hard to develop a range of workshops and activities for young people across the region. The focus for 2016 was PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE. 

With information provided by young people at the 2015 Youth Month Youth Summit and from discussions with schools, youth services and local business, Councils YDO has designed a packed month of opportunities for young people to investigate Career Pathways and to see workplaces in action, to gain some helpful tips about resumes, basic car care and to check out an art show.

Below is a listing of workshops we held in 2016.

Aged Care - Its more than you think.

Working in an aged care facility is more than the work and care nurses and personal care workers give to the aged residents. Have you thought about all the career pathways in the one site like: maintenance, cleaning, gardeners, administration and reception, human resources, physiotherapy, occupational therapist. Across the month you had an opportunity to visit aged care facilities in Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin and see and ask any questions you may have about this industry.

  • Bundaberg - Churches of Christ Gracehaven Aged Care Service
  • Childers - Forest View Aged Carer Service
  • Gin Gin - Churches of Christ Kolan Gardens Aged Care Service
Health - Its more than Doctors and Nurses

Working in a hospital in the health industry is more than the work of doctors and nurses. Have you thought about all the career pathways in the one site like: stores, maintenance, cleaning, gardeners, administration and reception, human resources, pharmacy, hospitality, medical imaging, dietician and catering. Across the month you had an opportunity to visit the Friendly Society Private Hospital to see and ask any questions you may have about working in this area.

  • Bundaberg - Friendly Society Private Hospital 
Hospitality Career Menu

Working in the hospitality industry is more than you think. Have you thought about all the career pathways in the one site like:  maintenance, cleaning,  administration and reception, human resources, catering, event management. Across the month you had an opportunity to visit The Waves Sports Club to see and ask any questions you may have about working in this area.

  • Bundaberg -  The Waves Sports Club
QLD Police Service

Council is happy to support QLD Police Recruiting in hosting a seminar where you had the opportunity to speak with Recruitment Officers about the hundreds of exciting and rewarding careers available within the QLD Police Service.

Resumania

Do you need someone to help you with designing a resume or to write a cover letter? Or do you just need someone to look over the resume you have?

During April Council partnered with EPIC Assist to run  workshops on writing your resume and cover letters and also arranged some drop in sessions across the region, where you could just drop  in and speak to an EPIC assist staff member to get some feedback. Drop in sessions happen in Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin.

Evolution Mining - Mount Perry Mine Bus Trip

We hit the road on 7 April 2016 to show young people the range of opportunities available in the Mining Industry.

What else did we have happening

4670# Jam

Council sponsored this event hosted by Jack Fahey and Josh Fountain at the Bundaberg Skate Bowl in Walla Street . Check out the video

Basic Car Care Workshops

G&T Auto Services hosted workshops to provide young people with hints an tips on how to care for your car between services and keeping your car safe.

Stress Connection Arts Show

In the School of Arts gallery we showcased the art work produced by young people who took part in the Stress Connection program during 2015 and 2016. Art works were collected from Booyal State Primary School, Kepnock State High School and Uniting Community Care programs.

Renting for the first time

These workshops gave young people an opportunity to find out how to apply for a rental property and some of the most important things you need to know about leases, condition reports, responsibilities as a tenant, bonds and all the paperwork.

  • Glass Tenancies

Youth Homelessness Matters Day

YHMD occurred on Wednesday 13 April and a working group from the Bundaberg Housing Forum worked with schools and youth services across the region to put together a range community display days to highlight the event. Displays were set up across the region in Bundaberg, Childers and Gin GIn over April to showcase the work that has been done by young people.

 

For more information please contact Bundaberg Regional Council's Youth Development on 4130 4150 or youth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

 

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