Northern News : February 9th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS Heres what some of our cadet programme graduates have to say: Opportunity For anyone interested in applying, I would say go for it, give it your all and make the most of the opportunities that will come your way. Taking this opportunity has made a huge impact on my life. I would never pass up an opportunity like this. I can say its one of the best things that has happened to me. Four years later and Im still with the Council! This opportunity is one of a kind and once you have it, do not let it slip from your hands. Show your very best effort and you will go a long way. Change I had no idea what would be expected of me when I rst started at age 17. I was new to everything but happy to learn. Thats all it took and in no time at all I was con dent and enjoying my new career. I had no income, no future direction and leaped at the opportunity. I must admit I was certainly a troubled youth with a lot of time on my hands. Being a Council employee has made a positive impact on my life. I have inherited a great amount of skills, which has majorly boosted my con dence and independence. At rst I thought of it as just a job but its turned into a real career prospect. Its been a massive learning curve but now I know theres a lot more to it and the Council has a huge impact on our communities. The Cadet Programme The cadetship programme is a regional initiative under the Northland Mayoral Forum banner. The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs is a major backer of this initiative and funding is being provided by the Ministry of Social Development who partner Council in this project. Trainees will complete a seven week pre-employment training programme offering unit standards towards the National Certi cate in Employment Skills including work ethics, rst aid, literacy, numeracy and induction to the operations of council. The course helps build your work and life skills and the con dence you need to be in the workforce. Trainees will have the opportunity to apply for the cadetship programme whilst completing this pre-employment training. You will be given support and understanding as you nd your feet in a large organisation. Word from the Mayor, Wayne Brown I fully support the cadetship programme. The Council, as a large employer, should give keen young people the chance to change their lives. Most of our cadets from previous programmes are still with us and they are valuable and competent employees. It has been wonderful to see them blossom and become con dent in themselves and their careers. Take this opportunity to do something positive for yourself and your community. Be in quick, training starts mid February! Dont miss YOUR chance to become a Far North District Council Cadet! To register your interest in the pre-employment training and the cadetship programme contact Geneva Proctor, Work and Income Kaikohe, Phone 09 901 7212 to make an appointment! stand on Waitangi Day Reflection, above: A church service was held at Hobson's Beach on Sunday morning. Songsters, left: Daniel Morrison and Tania Priebs rehearsing on Saturday for the evening concert with Dame Malvina Major and Ray Woolf. Graceful, below: A tall ship sailed gracefully past Waitangi Day celebrations. Paddlers, above: The ceremonial waka Ngatokimatawhaorua at Te Tii beach. Mmmm, left: Mussel fritters and creamed mussel soup on offer at the Kutai Kai stall run by the Heremaia Kaiawe Parangi Whanau Trust. Wares, right: Stallholders offered a wide variety of keepsakes for Waitangi Day. Game plan: Labour leader Phil Goff, right, and Whangarei candidate Pat Newman were among the spectators at a pre-season match between the Blues and the Hurricanes in Kerikeri on Friday. Mr Goff was in the Bay of Islands to attend Waitangi Day commemorations.
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