AMRC and City of Unley

September 2017
City Of Unley Seeks Job Prospects Boost For New Migrants

New migrants are being offered a chance to improve their employment prospects via the City of Unley’s New Migrant Internship Program.

Council has partnered with the Australian Migrant Resource Centre to deliver the program in the hope of creating better futures for its participants.

Work experience at council-run facilities is being offered on a part-time basis during school terms so that participants still have time to study and/or undertake paid employment during their involvement.

City of Unley CEO Peter Tsokas said this exciting new initiative reflected Council’s commitment to providing positive, practical experiences for people in the community who may need help to broaden their skills.

“By offering this program, the City of Unley hopes to improve the employment prospects of participants via work placements and assistance with things like resume writing and becoming part of the local community,” Mr Tsokas said.

“We’re passionate about celebrating the City of Unley’s cultural diversity and making sure that everyone in our community is able to reach their full potential.”

The New Migrant Internship Program’s official launch follows the success of a placement undertaken by pilot program participant Sahima Hassani.

Ms Hassani volunteered at the Unley Library and community centres along with the Supported Residential Facilities (SRF) Program and environmental projects.

She said the skills she had learned from the placement would serve her well in her future endeavours.

“I enjoyed interacting with different people from all over the community and learning about council programs and events. I was particularly impressed with the SRF program and how it assists older residents in the area,” Ms Hassani said.

“My placement with the City of Unley taught me about data entry and many other new skills that I can present on job applications.”

Three-month placements as part of the New Migrant Internship Program are open to participants aged over 18 years. They provide training in skills including cleaning, general maintenance, administration, hospitality, research, event planning and information technology.

For more information and/or to register your interest, email admin@amrc.org.au or visit unley.sa.gov.au

Media Contact: Erin Thompson, Communications Officer, 0420 507 599


Photo: Ms Sahima Hassani, City of Unley

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