Parents prepare for the workforce

Eight young George Town parents have continued their studies and earlier this month received a Certificate One in Business following on from recent community service training.
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The parents undertook the Level One courses as part of their involvement in UnitingCare’s Pregnant and Young Parent Support (PYPS) Service.

The training was provided through a partnership between UnitingCare Tasmania and Avidity Training and Development.

PYPS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs’ Communities for Children initiative.

It provides provides an opportunity for young parents and parents-to-be to meet in a supportive

and relaxed environment to share ideas and experiences, learn from each other and have fun.

In addition they are given the opportunity to gain further qualifications, currently at Certificate One level.

PYPS George Town intends to continue its partnership with Avidity Training and Development to enable parents to undertake Level Two training next year.

PYPS worker Kelly Sheehan said the interest by young parents and parents-to-be in completing Certificate ll level courses was strong.

The training is seen as providing parents with the background required to increase their employment opportunities.

Ms Sheehan said access to further education allowed young parents the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in an area of interest while receiving support in their parenting role via onsite childcare arrangements.

“Young parents benefit immensely by participating in the program. It increases their self-esteem, social capital and connections to community while also increasing their chances for employability in both their local community and beyond,’’ Ms Sheehan said.

Eight young George Town parents have continued their studies and earlier this month received a Certificate One in Business following on from recent community service training. Picture: Supplied

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