About the Project
The Diversity Project was born from a genuine interest in achieving social change in Toowoomba through expanding employment opportunities. The project focuses on creating paths into long-term employment, socially cohesive events and business / social enterprise opportunities.
This Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government.
The Diversity Project trainees will undertake administrative activities for the Toowoomba Languages and Cultural Festival 2019, recognising genuine, hands on work experience. Trainees will also support new initiatives of Toowoomba International and Multicultural Society including expos, events, cultural workshops, documentaries and story-telling dinners.
• Case work & referrals
• Community engagement to build linguistic and cultural skills
• Links to other social enterprises and businesses
• Awareness sessions for trainees – work in the Australian business context
• Awareness sessions for employers – how to work with people from diverse backgrounds
• Employment & pathways training including communication skills, job application and resume writing, presentation skills and seeking opportunities for duration of program.
Aim / Goal of Activities
• Give trainees the opportunity to gain employment through gaining a qualification
• Support TIMS achieve its organisational goals through an increased workforce and building capacity around resources and systems.
• Provide assistance to TIMS in the preparation, conducting and wrapping up of the Toowoomba Languages and Cultural Festival.
• Organise events that TIMS has not had the capacity to do so due to limited resources of people as they are all volunteers.
• Events identified include:
• Chinese New Year (this was successfully conducted once but due limited resources, was not run again)
• Multicultural Career Pathways Expo (for employers)
• Cultural Workshops