Meet the team behind the successful Job Assist Expo held on 10 February 2020 at Toowoomba City Library, CEDAR Centre trainees of ‘The Diversity Project’. Kelly Mutzelberg, Mitchell Slattery, Michael Hunter, Dilveen Khider, Michael Gorring, Claire Whittaker, Zoe Tsaliagoes and Amie Klein. Just like any event that we attend, we are oblivious of the hard work that goes behind it. Here we acknowledge that effort done by these trainees. What makes this special is that most of our trainees have never been involved in planning or organising an event before.
To name a few these trainees started with the dissemination of survey forms and later collected and analysed the data acquired from the survey. They identified and corresponded with potential and interested organisations and businesses both electronically and on phone. Designed and printed flyers and other promotional material and then distributed them at different venues in the city for wider reach. The team were then divided into groups to research specific sectors, collect data and produce informational material in the form of PowerPoint presentations and detailed booklets including the design and formatting.
On the day the each group gave a presentation to the public which in itself is a huge achievement as no one had experience in public speaking before. Their nervousness was understandable but they overcame their fears and took on the stage without hesitation.
The Diversity Project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through Skilling Queenslander for work.
CEDAR Centre in collaboration with TIMS successfully organised the third Job Assist Expo in Toowoomba. Over a hundred people attended the event held at the Toowoomba City Library. Twenty organisations provided information to the masses through their display stalls focusing on Apprenticeships, Disability Care, Aged Care, Early Childhood, Agriculture and Emergency Services. Besides the display stalls, sector specific employment presentations were also held while being interpreted in three languages Arabic, Kurdish Kurmanji and Swahili. The presentation attendees were also provided booklets with detailed information on these sectors.