Page 1


Vol. 1 No. 8 April-May 2013


Student leaders given food for thought

Want to go for a BIG ride?

Phone: (07) 4183 0111

Certificate II, III, Diploma of Hospitality - Certificate II, III, IV and Diploma in Business - Diploma of Management - Certificate II and III in Retail - Certificate IV in Frontline Management - Cafe Careers - Ready for Retail - Barista - Short bar course - Responsible Service of Alcohol - Responsible Service of Gaming

CREATONS Cafe - Open to the Public - Main Street, Hervey Bay Come and support our Trainees as they learn their practical hospitality skills.

Phone orders and functions welcome! email:

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Project 40

Experience goes back to work

Project 40, funded by the Australian Government and delivered by UnitingCare CommuPRODUCTION MANAGER nity, is a collaboration to return IAN SHORT unemployed workers over 45 to paid employment. With strong Editorial contributions, Advertising support from local job network material, classifieds providers this program is flying strongly. Phone 0423 205 164 Mature aged job seekers can access assistance with gap MARKETING MANAGER training, upskilling and career TONY BONNER advice through referral from Advertising, Sponsorship and General Centrelink, their employment service provider or they can Inquiries even self refer. Dean from Sarina Russo, Jane and Lori from Uniting Care and Katy and Karen from Sarina Russo meet to discuss Project 40. Employers have an opportuPhone 0433 234 483 nity they can’t afford to ignore and are ready willing and able to employ experienced qualified not just to work but to share workers with current skills who their experience with less expecan hit the ground running. The rienced staff in the work place. Australian Government has With our ageing population, email: incentives available for employ- changing work practices and ers to hire workers over 50 and continuing skills shortages further generous training incenmature age workers provide sotives to upgrade the skills of lutions to these problems. With mature aged workers to retain low absenteeism, strong sense them in their workforce. of loyalty these hard working, With the skills shortage we productive people represent a are experiencing on the Fraser largely untapped talent pool. Coast workers over 45 offer If you are interested in dea solution to this problem that veloping opportunities for your can’t be overlooked. Many of business to make the most of our participants in Project 40 the mature age talent on the By Jocelyn Watts Steve Hogan (centre) and Linda Family and community the looking are tertiary educated or trade ents Fraser Coast contact Lori at BUDDING chefs for aplity stud s ita sp Mortimer from DEEWR congratuut Homean big busines o ty secret to business success u a qualifi ed, all have years of e B UnitingCare Community, Project late Craig Glover for Sarina Rusprenticeships could be in luck if they r e st a to m 40 on 4122 9000. spruce up their resumesexperience and give in their chosen field so’s involvement with Project 40. Jocelyn Watts tradies’ them to Paul Crawford at the Shamin a m do rock Hotel on Walker Street, MaryborIan Short ough. Step up to fight The pub’s new owner said he would Tony Bonner Creations Cafe makes good impression women’s cancers be employing at least two apprentice chefs when the historic hotel reUSQ Faculty of Business addern Anne M we’ll deliver your opensmessage in early September. and Law Co-ordinator and Training opens pathways Mr Crawford and his family are Executive Officer (Internaportengineering Three cheers for Urangan Maryborough State High School Opbringing unity k a touch for of Ireland back to the tional Development) Michelle nocks students State High School for Ba y girl Heritage City and currently renovating Hay (pictured below) recently Bob won Christie’s story on trou ’t give up the Shamrock. stepped up her usual six bled teen s How many more employees he days a week gym routine in preparation for a two-day, Specia can enlist depends on how well the l Scho ol stud ents le pub is received. revamped 60km trek through Brisbane in arn ne w skills “The more people who frequent October. High What’s your story? NON PULVERE PALMA PALMA NON SINE SINE PUILVERE - Noprize prizewithout withouteffort effort the place, the more trade we’ll have, - No Sugar ca The Weekend to End ne indu stryfor schola2013 Enrol now rship and the more opportunities for more Women’s Cancers will be held Hemployees.” ERV EY B on October 26 and 27. AY In the Left to and right: Mary Nield BEST, Michelle Hartfiel BEST, Karen Hewton, GLOBE meantime, local tradies NEWS Everyone is invited to Meet Dan Oakhill, Suncorp’s Flash Shaana Thompson BEST and Retail Trainee Monique What’s your story? sports fromHarry’s, the IAN clubs are benefiting manager in Maryborough on 0418SMITH 877 308 donate to Michelle’s camSimpson Busy@Work. renovations. paign by logging into www. “Local tradies are doing our painting Open house and followchildren work and we’re donatand electrical FREE to explore Jobs expo inspires ing the links. Her event ID is ing all the old furniture to local sports 710436-1. Paul Crawford, the new owner of the clubs. Shamrock Hotel in Maryborough . . . To register or request infor“All being well, with council’s apthe biggest thing about an Irish pub proval, we’ll also have a decking area mation about The Weekend to is not so much about what’s in it but outside and we want to turn the upEnd Women’s Cancers, visit HERVEY BAY about the welcome, how you’re looked stairs area into backpacker On or call or budget the 11th of February, 17 year old Shaana Thompson started after and how you felt. 1300-22-9255. accommodation with 44 beds, which Apprenticeship Access Program. She then complether Australian ed her Certificate II in Retail. By the end of March she had gained 0418 877 308 a Traineeship. New technology captures Certificate III student’s learning curve in Aged Care Shaana finished school last year and walked into Best Employment Support and Training in Main Street, Pialba at the start of Course starts soon February with the ‘right’ attitude. in Hervey Bay “She just kept surprising me with her excellent work ethic and attitude to wanting to work” said Managing Director, Mary Nield. ENROL NOW “So I just made a few calls and found her some work experience • Excellent job prospects • Nationally recognised skills at Flash Harry’s.” Shaana continued to impress the Employer and was recently signed into a part time Traineeship of 15 hours a week and her Certificate III in Retail. “We will continue to support and train Shaana through her Traineeship as she moves into working life as part of our Post Placement Support program,” Mary said. “Employers looking for trained staff please give our friendly staff a call on 41 830 111 so we can work with you to service your requirements for the employee your looking for.’’

F eClassies

The Irish are back to stay n o i Educat

nology gh Tech ol’s Maryborou and the scho e nibChallenge ts. even time you’r huizen NEXT delicious gourinternal Mayor Ms Esterge State ail a Coast bling on hetta or cockt Fraser O’Connell said Aldrid ol hospitalGerard met brusc i roll at a used a High Scho nts also borsized sush g Centre in Mary ity stude S industrial it function Trainin ces are the MSH the only pubTrade levels ough, chanprepared n, n of kitche many Trainol kitche has been Gabriwin on ent of the Trade lic scho the area. of win r by one gh is a lopm nts unde type in r its deve borou stude itality t Mayo The of elle’s re in Mary r Coas II in Hosp rvisions n ing Cent levels, Frase the supe Certificates) and Certificate toEsterhuize Wide on manyO’Connell said. the coming Cecilia (Operationsm (through in try,” sents Gerard ed e repre and indus (pictured). State III in Touri ) are includ “The centrschools, TAFE and borough of Bay TAFEol’s program tment The Maryol hospitality rtugether nnell said. aoppo958 cant inves e; the scho Ph: 0403 191 s nts the High Schoflare for intern Cr O’Co just the signifi ting the centr ncing give studework placement “It is not ing and outfit n between teacher’s e is influe to do while still eratio much reap build cuisin s nity l so will the co-op eship in tiona stic and nts’ work level of food and traine it is the rs that is fanta nts. the studeol’s restaurant ve ol. at scho all secto fits for studeol students will the scho popular they’ rd for Yeartake rewa bene ged so lly scho “As a some great is now ining at stay enga nts, I usua turn down Versace “By remaopportunity to studies, while 12 stude had to Palazzo the have the nue with theirwill acquire the them to a five-star on get yn Watts had jobs. “Mrs By Jocel and conti time they gain employso busy, which is t where they and Thorburn last “We’re n said. “We have KATIE at the samewill need to gh Gold Coas e both front ,” rs in mind they ularly rienc Esterhuizebookings throu ent tions two caree she chose skills to expe opera was partic house constant but at the mom year when11 subjects at ment.” nnell said he ing that the back of huizen said. on the Mary the year Cr O’Co with the back her Year gh State High d down Ms Ester had from er we’ve scale impressed ing Centre Maryborou involved as Down beOne Ph: 0423 205 164 s such skin Trade Train functions Year 12 School. Deb & Bruce Mahoney (front) of Childers IGA with some memAIMNet. businesse abrasion our borough S Razor and education cause microderm the other plasneeded all and bers of their huge staff. Behind Deb is Lesley Rowan, Peter EDI, QCMbacking of students lathes. g scrubbers, centre, be rs and tise their try, the and “Wth the to priori study.” ma cutte and engineerin Hubbard, Christine McKennay, Felecity Morris and, at the back, and indus credibility rs ty and with secto said. Beau work will have parallels Brendan Harding. O’Connell lopment: students, have some but otherafter,” Cr deve Gabrielle’sruns a sought economic jobs here in e machineryindustries are urant ct Resta Katie ularly l busi“It is perfe youths for the confidenc s PAGE: wise the our as a smal ing apart, particshoes. FRONT and Trent Fuch training centre that has which are indus to worlds ng ness, open comes -capped Thorburn borough State anies it traini to comp when e steel fields. the best its doors high from Mary ol at the Mary and of the local Katie chos boots over ts. rs in their ers, communityfuncHigh SchoTrade Training try leade great teach students who aworkshop has no regre hs a rate gh offihave and corpo well borou “We its reput ment will be heels and eight mont re that traini ng equip; I am sure that forefront of Thursday, tions as More thanhas more than Cent opened on ing holds to learn centre at the as cater aiscially want Katie Katie the 6. the Ph: 0433 234 483 put later, ed up to for fundr re tion will providers. September made using r. r path and just stepp is completing ut she ahead. ers, theat s, training students a caree a cut-o e’s plasma cutte y to get mark. She II in Ens, “It offers ct opportunit restaurantal the centr ficate ation grow a Certi at the Mary the perfe that as its reput on that the annu Engibuild gineeringTrade Training network’s “I am sure will want to a trade trainOn his recent visit to the a high borough River Body in the AIEM will see Bay as well.” the and as other areas ipatesQueensland ing Centre ey and we shows Centre she partic region, Train Minister am. success e open in Herv that chocolate achiever NT progr borough Trade (inset) said ing centr TALEJohn-Paul Langbroek wasr sundae Jack Mary neering Richard program, highe by he made NT the concept manager TALE impressed with - recently at employed under the students were ol-Based Train Gabrielle’s . of Creations in Main as a Scho achievingGroupCafe numerous Restaurant d within , whereas MRAEL Street, Hervey Bay. oyers were place g empl ed with just ee who Engineerinforinvolv The Minister Education, AIEM they were normally Training and oyer.Employment one empl500 expressed about delight at the way among industryKatie isthat ving recei the Cafe was operating students training at the ing when he visited the Fraser standard gh Trade Train ofre Maryborou Coast tobediscuss the dewhich will Thursday, ing our Futu on Centre, velopment ofDay an innovative opened million Build ficially 6. An Open year this r the $115 education hub. September cts unde ed for laterbe able to en in male press. is plann rs will initial proje for wom The fact it employs adjusts the drill building. unce with thethat larships when visito John-Paul-Langbroek talks trainee Peter Nielsen • Anno ’s inside y scho(centre), centre Sean Upton fund Brookedand job-seekers see what universit Employment, -of-the-art from a range ols – Mary Cafe manager Creations Wayne Schools areas te scho roun of BEST side The state r of Ferry and schools in ol, River and and priva Scho the firstNield. of corne agests and backgrounds shor tage the Training owner laincy in Mary was built of four public on the High Support ng from • Announce d career and skills d to support chap ex streeBEST’s ge State received fundi was demolmade model Suss Aldrid consortium Cafe – a ol, site roun inate employment within three daily basis served by trainrt ge dom Repo You nev funding 2010 afterState High Scho Mary’s Colle building on the even more attractive to the St Taskforce their the first er kno is no months them completing ees trying toingcomplete borough College and ing to reof old TAFE w who 2013 and an mee ing Cent the outand train • Complete tian Minister. Train you are Chris rnment tives for The the skills their“From training. hospitality qualifications. This is t. is gh Trade ral Gove gosaid. FedeBest ation initia ng much ty. • Complete Mr Jack “Maryborou Employment, Support pened exactly wha h nothicafe into Educ boasts excellent ished. ng of activi elephant,” ar as thougThe for Mic t Step Uptrainees gain skills in cusOur school cheer squad - The Urangan State High Rockets has aini l white appe it’s a hive are excitwhen haela has hapQld 4650 and Training its may affiliates • Fund insidecuisine orough e Tr ficiaand at everyday low prictomer service, Barista, RSA, Gle side it Poole and there yet but 51 Maryb 1980 of just finished its competition season with the Asia Pacific Grand recently Training ndyne Edu Tradanre87% Bob Dav • PO Box happening has ratevery ofimpressed F 4122 nt hing enjoy lunches cati es; customers RGS, kitchen operations and Qld 4650 ing success is is dete UGH Ce 6 Industry is d.” orough yards Departm Centre’s Hos on and ing, furnis Finals in Brisbane on the 21st of September. 3 open MARYBORO x Street, Maryb helping job-seekers toahea gain rmin @parliamen are nee ber boat build orough ten dollars on a a FOR large number ofmaryb courses. Lenno 2012. Page ded to ed to do ing times engineering, e.for less than services ent Glen- DINpitality MEMBER t Place, 133 ptem 794 E Out of six competed categories we managed a 4th for Pom, 3rd Bay in ptember, wha II 813 centr find Se Come Wide st-Se wer and E 1, 1800 a the teve help trou sI catering fina Free Shop , Augu e asked d at Stone r through 2277 Toll Certificate ng are offere for cheer, 2nd for contemporary, jazz and group stunt and a 1st bled teenncial sup hard Globe News fications P 4122 port to Cha from the Mar by Lance invited ure maki s. these quali mbe being ring ybo and furnit for hip hop. r globen were roug of Com now delive Coast phone isations ction: ians@ “We are ership.” Regiona merce and h information unity organ - Produ Also out of all the hip hop routines performed on the night we the exh Fraser the comm hours. For more TAFE partn Jack. ibitors l council to cate ol also said with Mr ting: tonyb@ scored the highest making us grand champions of that style. Expo at at Mr Jack centre after schoask to speak .au - Marke the Her the 2012 Car r for New trainee the 9333 and to use In the squad we have 22 girls and 1 guy. Glendy vey Bay eers with Hea Michae WHILE on 4120 jocelynw@gl PCYC. MSHS Editorial: saw this ne Hospita of Clay ther Reid la Poole Since beginning the squad in late 2008, the extra curricular activment fund being reje sha lity ton Ente (MEGT) showca as great opp students www.globene ing has cted for Sta , left, res her rpri Har

FIFTY-FOUR staff and the donation of more than $25,000 to local charities – that’s big bikkies for a family-owned store in Childers, population 6500. Since buying the Childers Foodworks store and changing it to IGA about two years ago, Deb and Bruce Mahoney have defied the global economic turmoil and gone gang-busters on the local business scene. Their secret? Family, which extends from their own family unit to the community, staff, the IGA supermarket chain nation-wide. “We’re part of the whole IGA family,” Bruce said. “It’s independently owned and has locals in mind. We’ve had some tough times but IGA has given us direction and we’ve worked with the community; because of their support, we’re growing.” To Deb and Bruce, “working with the community” means employing 54 local staff including nine permanents, adult casuals and high school students, as P as supporting local charities. well M




In their first 18 months, Childers IGA returned $25,000 to organisations and groups from the Isis High Chaplaincy to the Isis Devils, QWCA, SES, flying club, rodeo and many more. The past six months of donations is yet to be tallied. Deb said there was a strong family relationship in the IGA organisation. “We’re all friends, from the boss of the board to the casual workers. It’s important to us that our high school

casuals get a good education and learn good work ethics. They usually go on to do great things at university or elsewhere and many drop in when they come back on holidays.” To Deb and Bruce’s credit, when they sold their former store in Bundaberg, five permanent staff moved shop with them. “The new owner had his own staff so ours all came with us, but we had to find places for them because this store came with its staff too,” Bruce said. “It’s not all about money. It’s about supporting people.” So what’s ahead for Childers IGA? “We’ll be doing a total renovation, and perhaps there might be a second store sometime in the future,” Bruce said. One thing is certain, the couple won’t be leaving Childers, located 53km north of Maryborough. “We love Childers, we love what we do and we love our customers. We’ve bought land here so we’re definitely staying in the area.”

Employment Working

onth man’s 6-m

ll New



for Maryb

Plan for



and Trai

IEP (Indigenous Training & Employment Program) provides HR and training opportuniof the Training Man regi ties and employment compan on’s leadingager for one hospita a possiblies Clayton support to fifty(50) lity Ent ment oppe candidate erprises as Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Bay ven ortunity at for an employtheir Her Islanders in Certificate Uranga ue, the Bay swater vey n. II Engineering, and Hotel, Michae la was curing succes aims to ‘open pathways’ a sful in in Cer school bas joy seses Shir se ortu tific ed , tonity future permanent ley Mad their culi trainees tomer Glendynand Donna pack the This hasate III Hospita in nary and to hip serv West e. lity. men employe ice skills been a cusof concern to during whileemployment the PCY u itemCertificate win II Engineering students are set to rs from s linking busines ed highlighting win for all the com 2012 respons C while thefor delivery graduate – 2013. The hos with onses Novemberthe 14. mun ible

ity is always growing. Executing a lot harder stunts and improving d Yakka, te bee chief trainn a blow to Governis hop technique within styles. eful the Ope continu military ing officer Bob ration Students are selected from a tryout of about 40 plus students at e corporat to rehabilit -style boot cam Davis ate way e the beginning of each year. others with ity. working nee for cus into two pitality team ward you p will Mr Dav support. Michae were togetherin the commun d for la’s pers tomer serv ths with youth We train every Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm. working with some studwas brok and he is is no stra AIEMnet has and to sup have ity been to tran members AIEMnet en pleaennger to sant disp onal presentaice. One of the toughest things for jobseekers Con cial train in the Glen-D ents This year we have entered in 4 different events - World Cup yards is determined held her gratulat sition into theport our busily Fraser “har gaged Coast Training osit tion assisting d are INE Com ing kitc the IEP Project ions Mic workfor by hostwho have been out of work for a while is port for needed to to do whateveyakka” was noti in good stea ion inevitab hen to Cheer and Dance, Central Queensland Regional Challenge, CenIf your haela. mer ce. ly secure d whe prepEmployment ced by Service stafat r hard ing visits which, f ortheir worksites are and efit from the live the program MEGT.Support regaining their confidence. n she fina Heather tral Queesnsland Regional Championships and the Asia Pacifics ncial s that has Hea the training up -to- business cou Rei (TESS) totiondeliver by the since 200of more than date transfor supChristie Robinson knows this only too well. so far,govhave included;ldDowner immedia d from ed Mic ther Grand Final. As well as the Aussie Gold International Cheer and 80 trou 8. med ernment training fundbenhaela Construction tely bilit Scholarships for women Alre bled Cert II Engineering; men y) to Although she was very keen to work, and con ady he (sub Globaled Shirley Engineering and Manuteens Dance Championships. We have brought home many trophies WORKI Apprent tact Heather ject to elig has Hervey Madin APPLICATIONS have opened for the first White Card; Job Search skills would be an asset to any workplace, her Bay Cha gained sup iceship and grea NG with nuts from ME ifrom each camp. facturing Group. round of the Queensland Government’s Sup- Coast 605 port Ser mbe . se , GT bolt vices on from the Mayor has bec r of Com iar terr confidence was low. This, coupled with her and literacy supporting Women Scholarships. The students put in a lot of hard work and dedication to the Young Ger 0404 824 ome fams andtonumeracy itory expose Profess ard O’Conn merce, Fra ough Spe for some 500 scholarships of up to $20,000 will be So far, the comments from the il-port. anxiety and lack of belief in herself held her the ser iona squad. Although it is a long season from tryouts in February to “If ell and Mar wor mor cial Sch and the ls. ybo during available over four years for women who king part e bus ool stud rIn rece back from long term employment. Week program, managers/owners of these busistudents their final comp in September, the squad show determination to study subjects in male dominated industries sponsor Ope inesses wer current Intake 2, Five the s ents. This have beent weeks, the e prep ratio the pres AN OVERWHELMING response Red to Cross Employment Services Pialba besion to wennd and go on to work in those fields. nesses have been very positive. ared to succeed at every event. Rhani AshfordCoach an exc sure off n Hard Yak on 2 t onJuly with Wilson’s borough n visiting the studentsbegan ur- seventeen Women who are just finishing school, wom-help thei the first edition of Globe News gan last working with Christie, ascertaining what ka it to purc parents r Work experience has been ofhase part mower to find would take learning Trade TrainingMaryen looking to change careers and women centre (17) participants enrolled durmonth has confirmed that our mission Current teenagers,” recondit the she would like to do, and where she would Cen who are out of the workforce and returning to ioning. s ready for recondit how to disa fered to any of the students who costs parely, the 18-d Mr Davis saidmoney to to provide businesses and educathe first four (4) weeks of the ssembl tre ing“On study are all eligible to apply. . be most comfortable. Red Cross Employnts mor ay Hard Yak ce mowers ion and reas e, have shown interest and who tion, training and government depart- Jocelyn Watts e semble fine-tun the stud With scholarships available to support studyThe next program. To ents date, two (2) have boot camthan $4000. ka course ment Services began speaking to employers Coast donated by Certificate IV through to postgraduatesite starts ments with opportunities to deliver Council the Fra they willed running machave a Editor want to gain ‘first-hand’ knowlp at the From left: from Jodie Clough (Red Cross on Sep relocated to other regions to ser Rec pan about Christie’s keen nature, and her valurece Sus level, both professional and semi-professional hine On ycle ts tem CONTACT their messages and highlight how ive a of Atta an Rive atte Day One Centre. Employment pathways Services edge and skills in the engineering Certific inm Townsv nding from ber 15 with are Pialba) an option. and jobseeker Trade able experience. enttwo (2) live, and have now been Aerospace course takes off Robinson Awa growth is on the partici- r Perth, Training of the course, they support the region’s long-term reness in Lawn Mowate Christie with Howlett (DeputyBob ille. To apply go Karen to age industry. Cen AS part of their Aerospace Studies course, One of these employers was Torbay Reney and r Rich life employed, theerremaining mark. tre skill,” Mr and awith portingwomen. October 12. can be con very use Executive Officer,Applications Torbay close Retirement senior students at Maryborough SHSChief have been what all ard Jack exp Mantacted ful tirement Villages Limited at Torquay. Torbay Villages The mow Jac k said the wor thirteen (13) students attending lained on 040 investigating the factors that influence the flight Limited). Many enquiries have been received from not only the The start date for Intake 3 is . the ers king 7 769 mow to purc will be was looking for employees to fill domesof rockets. 124. Meet Dan Oakhill, Suncorp’s hase Fraser Coast region but also Bundaberg and beyond. ava various days. Three ers were. Weparts of Tuesday 20th November 2012. buton Christie has been with Torbay since July and Fou start off designing rockets using if they by the stud ilable ek Two tic roles and asked to Students meet with Christie. pull ents cho r , involved ing the the mow ose not simulation software. They then build and We at Globe News sense there is a great future for manager Maryborough thislaunch year, working as a in kitchenhand in oneThe late Ned The participants on this program The graduation for this group NE motor Although Christie was suited to this sugar fuelnot powered versions to test their designs. The off the raise funders will be rafflto buy, Kenny the new monthly publication and the part it will play in th cane induChurchward of Torbay’s section kitchens loving YOU know the best and butcher, baker it. and GLENDY bas will have a short break over the will be held on Wednesday 14 Will ed particular position, Torbay’s Department s test flights HR are captured on video cameras. The e refleyou OAM Matthew iamson ough Spe for the Mar to Y helping to boost local employment opportunities. shop in Maryborough. Isn’t it time Shesofthas nowcoffee been given the opportunity tocting his namstry so it’s fittin was a lead images are analysed using Mosher (left),Christmas/New Year holiday seacial Sch at ybo November ther- TESS Rocky of Scie immediately saw potential in then Christie and of-another School knew the best Bank Branch Manager. g that e will enc from theCorey McC ing figu OPEN DA nce (Ag learn ool. ware package to produce data on each flight. The more education and training opportunities that an utcheon be trained as a cook. re ics the nuts Marybo ouraStreet, Cnr Kentricu and in Bun at the fered her the opportunity to take on the role to modify their son, and will start back in early Uni Meet Dan Oakhill.CQ Dan Street Shed. ual $10 ge stud annMaryborough lturalFerry and These data then allows students vers daberg’ are provided here, the more chances we have for our & Absent: Maryboroug and bolts rough Spe 00 sch ents She continues to flourish, is now a EH bringsand in-depth knowledge ofPh:ity. Foo•d Fax: The 07 4120 and 9333 07enro 4120 designspositive to improvenature rocket performance. cial of mow olarship s of kitchenhand. deShanno h January. Science lling 9300 young people to either find employment or create jobsChristie’s & Industry visits fill an important and local busiin the n McC Trade Training er mechan pres The aerospace course covers many aspects team member ofcommunity the Torbay team special Churchw ented FC utcheon havingpeople low confidence and knockbacks valued Email: isation) Bachelor ness to our branch. Dan can to for themselves in small business, spite mature-age ard of aviation including the theory of flight, airport awa and ShaCentre. MIDDLE gap for students to identify oprded to first-year stud Sugar Indu program and hopes to be for many toa come. • Please helpyears you with full range un contact Cindy at Frawas contagious.







To cater for upper primary & lower secondary


YEARS 6,7,8 & 9


to forge new careers and established companies to secure highly-trained, quality employees. With better incomes and job security comes better lifestyles for everyone to enjoy.

This month, showing that practical, hands-on training can be a tonne of fun (not just for students but also parents and teachers) is the RACQ Technology Challenge,23RD Queensland’s largest youth and technology TUESDAY event that brings over 2000 students from primary OCTOBER and secondary schools to Maryborough every year to race human-powered vehicles, smilie pushcarts, 2-3.30PM CO2 dragsters, solar boats and cars.

operations, air traffic control, air crash investigations and careers in aviation. The school has developed close links with a range of aviation industries and tertiary institutions. Many past students are studying or working in the aerospace field.

a wor



Apartin of banking needs. Come from rew thy second Tim Behrens Trust Scholar reci -yea arding pien this yea ship was and meet Dan and his team ts will academ r student r. But it careSunprefer at the Maryborough er with will be students ic achieve in future yea theStreet, corp Bank branch at 213 Adelaide or in the sug rs. men who Bundab erg regi ar cane indu express an t, those sele phone him on 4122 5188. The


portunities for skill transfer and to speak directly with those who TOinDEthe Engineering and work



ser Coast TESS on 4122 4444 or for more details on this program.

ctin Manufacturing industry. on. inte stry, or ship will agricult rest in purs g the uing ure in Editorial: prov - Marketing: - Production: a ide a stro general univ ant in within their regi ersity level ng incentiv e locally, on’s futu and to for students re. to live, become I Recently moved to Hervey Bay , an acti with limited skills and knowledge about ve Conta wor



Various products and services are provided by different entities of the Suncorp Group. The different entities in the Suncorp Group are not responsible or liable in respect of products or services provided by other entities in the Suncorp Group. Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722.

k and study Page 2. Globe News, October-November, particip 2012 at

AGE via


the Hospitality Industry. Throughout my course with BEST I have learnt a great deal in regards

to working in a café, including waiting In other news, the Maryborough Trade Cen-best butcher, baker and YOUTraining know the Does yourtables, business involve preparing and Education, serving consistre officially opens and Aldridgecoffee State shop High School in Maryborough. Isn’t it time you tent coffee, plating and decorating HAVE A COME AND Employment Training? science and engineering students food for caféor customers and enhancing knewchallenge the best their Bank Branch Manager. WHAT WE LOOK AT my customer service skills. Queensland counterparts in a state-wide competition. A new lifesaving initiative is being undertaken by the Rotary ClubOakhill. of Hervey Bay - The Emergency Medical Meet Dan Dan My dreams for the future are to manCAN OFFER Call Marketing age Manager Tonyrestaurant, Bonner toalthough see how he Booklet (EMIB). Globe News is distributed through the participating a 4 -5 star bringsInformation in-depth knowledge of The EMIB, available from most medical centres in HerI do realise I am going to have to sponsors local businesses and stores, and is also accan help your business through the pages of community vey Bay, isand to belocal filled outbusiand placed on your refrigeracontinue to develop my passion for the cessible online – look for the link at www.globenews. tor. ness to our branch. Dan can hospitality industry and will continue to Papers can also be collected from the Globe Should an emergency occur at home and an ambupride myself on my quality customer help you with a full range lance is called, they have immediate access to your Building at 190 Cheapside Street, Maryborough. service.

Glendyne Education & Training of banking needs. Come medical information from your in EMIB. This will save waitPotential sponsors can find out how they can and be meet ing for tests the hospital. Centre Danat and his team part of this exciting new venture by contacting Globe Each book contains medical information on one person.

The training provided through BEST Employment Support & training has allowed me to realise my dream job. This was made possible due to the practical component of the work at the training café which is open to the public and enabled me to have the interaction with customers as I would in the workforce and develop my confidence within a will unMaryborough Open House (MbOH) comfortable surrounding where I am lock someencouraged of the city’s significant for to grow within myselfbuildings as a Editorial: - Marketing: -toProduction: the publicperson. for free! on October 27. – Andrew Rogers

at the Maryborough SunHope through Faith and learning Anyone wanting to buy a booklet for $2 can call John News marketing manager Tony Bonner on corp Bank branch at 213 Street, or WalkerAdelaide on 4124 2092. 0433 234 483 or 72 NIKENBAH-DUNDOWRAN ROAD For more information go to phone him on 4122 5188. Various products and services are provided by different entities of the Suncorp Group. The different entities in the Suncorp Group are not responsible or liable in respect of products or services provided by other entities in the Suncorp Group. Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722.


Certificate II engineering graduates

PHONE 41286199

Page 4. Globe News, October-November, 2012

PHONE 0433 234 483

Nurse, mechanic, waiter, horticulturalist, LEFT: Alyssa Staples engineer, hairdresser, fitness instructor or (left), Isabella Gordondrug dog handler – these were just some Horne and Dylan Tralau Residents of Maryborough and visitors to Page 4. of the exciting careers presented to young from Sunbury State Globe News, the city will be granted the opportunity minds at University of Southern Queensland School with MaryborSep to take ber-altours and gain entry to places that aretem not October, (USQ) Fraser Coast recently. ough Correctional Cen2012 ways accessible, such as the Dale and Meytre Dog Squad SuperviAbout 500 Year 4-6 students participated www.glob ers (old Hyne) Mill and the interiors resource sor Peter Baumanis and in the activities during the second Smart Edito your business involve Education, store centre in the Does Brennan and Geraghty’s jocelynw 7-year-old Tyson (drug Steps: Jobs to Go Expo run byrial: USQ, TAFE @globene Employment or Training? and cottage complex. dog). and local employers. u - Mark eting: tony People Call willMarketing be able to Tony take a sneak Students learnt to braid hair, treat wounds, Manager Bonner to see howpeek he b@globe Photos: UNIVERSITY OF news inside houses such as Charlcombe, Rosehill can help your business through the pages of carry trays of drinks and mix a mocktail. - Productio SOUTHERN QLD and 296 Lennox Street and enjoy exploring n: ians@glo Smart Steps Project Manager Graham benews.c some of the other participating buildings, Young, from USQ Fraser Coast, said the allforof which are of architectural or historical Epic Employment (Maryborough) jobseekers have completed their Certificate II in Engineering. The program expo was inspired by the success of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was delivered by AIEMNET (Australian Industry Engineering and Manusignificance or have unique or interesting pilot event in May. facturing Network and TESS (Fraser Coast Training and Employment Services) in association with DEEWR features. (Department of Employment, Education Workplace Relations). Epic staff: Employment consultant Julie Carberry “The program is designed to intervene at BELOW: Ishbelle Imrie This is a joint initiative of the Fraser Coast (left), Regional Manager Samantha Garden and Maryborough manager John Ward are pictured with graduates an early age to raise students’ aspiration (left), Aimee Butler, PHONE 0433 234 483 Jesse Bonnick (left), Raymond McIntyre, Jessy Bourke, Robert Booth, Pearce Booth and Carl Jensen. Regional Council and the National Trust levels and their drive to achieve at school Skylan Marsh, Bailey Queensland. Page 6. Globe News, September-October, 2012 Editorial: - Marketing: - Production: Hawker and Ryan and beyond,” Mr Young said. “The Smart Frederiksen from Steps goal is to build a ‘culture of possibilMaryborough Central ity’, allowing students to ‘dare to dream’. State School learnMr Young said students from the Fraser ing about automotive Coast region had a low participation rate in courses at Wide Bay post-school education and training. Institute of TAFE. He said there were significant levels of social disadvantage in the region and one of ABOVE: the highest levels of youth unemployment in Samson Queensland. Yates and Smart Steps is funded by a three-year Mikayla (2012-14) Federal Government grant Jensen from ($546,000) under the Higher Education Tinana State Participation and Partnerships Program School at the Bunnings (HEPPP), administered by the Department Contact display. of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Ian Smith Mr Young said Smart Steps: Jobs to Go expos would be held again next year, with more schools participating.

What’s your story?

Jobseeker’s life changes forever!


We want Your Story Simple Solutions students are set to break new ground in the collection of evidence of their care skills as part of the assessment process for their aged care and disability studies under an exciting new project that is being conducted by Simple Solutions under the National VET eLearning Strategy. Video Assessment for Care Skills will provide aged care students and disability support trainees with the opportunity to capture and submit video assessment for their practical skills during vocational placements and in their workplace. Students who participate in the project will be using portable technologies which are unobtrusive and do not impact on the “natural” care environment and relationship. Technologies that will be used will include Point of View glasses, camera

undertaken in Australia and the guidelines developed through this project will provide a framework for training organisations throughout the country to collect more high quality assessment evidence for people undertaking training in care skills. Assessment stress will be a thing of the past for students with this new approach to assessment. No more will they have to worry about an assessor looking over their shoulder or being there at just the right time. Now, students will simply be able to slip on a pair of camera glasses, press record and then get on with the task at hand. Simple! • If you want to find out more about this project and how you can increase your skills whilst reducing your assessment stress call Simple Solutions on 4325 4455 or drop in to the Simple Solutions office at 2/55 Main Street, Hervey Bay.

Contact Ian Short - 0423 205 164 Tony Bonner - 0433 234 483 MARYBOROUGH COURSE OPEN FOR ENROLMENT Interested Jobseekers - call now to secure a place

Simple Solutions, 55 Main Street, Pialba

Phone 4325 4455

phones and “flip” video cameras. Of course, these technologies can’t simply come into use without a lot of planning and so their introduction will be supported by clear and comprehensive consent guidelines which will be developed in collaboration with industry to ensure that the privacy of the care recipient is preserved at all times and that consent is obtained correctly prior to the undertaking of any assessment activities. This is the first time that a project of this type has been Editorial: - Marketing: - Production:

Page 2. Globe News, April-May, 2013

Globe News, October-November, Page 7 Marketing: - Production:

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Experience on offer at nursery Indigenous students from Glendyne Education and Training Centre are getting their hands dirty at the Fraser Coast Community Nursery in Hervey Bay and learning some valuable skills in the process.The group spends two hours every Wednesday helping staff and volunteers with a number of tasks including installing display signs, building gardens, planting native species and erecting posts. Council’s Community Environment

Program Officer Tina Raveneau said the students would gain valuable hands-on experience from the program. “The students are really enjoying the work and I really enjoy showing them the ropes,” she said. “We’re going to teach them practical skills that could help them gain fulltime employment in the future.” A group from Bay Support Services is also participating in the program.

Councillor for Health, Education and Training, Robert Garland said it was a great environment for volunteers to learn new skills and come together in a friendly environment. The groups will be at the Council Nursery at the Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens from 9.30am – 11.30pm most Wednesdays, weather permitting. The nursery is located at the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens on Elizabeth Street, Urangan.

Cr Robert Garland and Community Environment Program Officer Tina Raveneau show volunteers from Bay Support Services the ropes in the garden.

Students clean-up in CBD

HERVEY BAY STATE HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE AND Students have keenly embraced the Hervey Bay High School’s extra- ENVIRONMENT CENTRE curricular activities in agriculture and environment.

Bay High proud of its AEC The Hervey Bay State High School Agriculture and Environment Centre (AEC) offers students a wide range of educational opportunities and extra-curricular activities.

Above and right: students get their hands dirty as they learn to engage with nature at Hervey Bay High School.

This includes academic programs for students in years 8 to 12, as well as programs such as LandCare, Cattle Team, Back on Track and broadening this environmental aspect for other faculties such as Science, SOSE, Marine Studies and Art. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with nature, the land and environment as well as working with large animals. The school is currently rejuvenating the centre so that links within this ecosystem are identified and nurtured. We are fostering student awareness for a “better world” where they are educated about the importance of sustainability.

Eighty Maryborough State High School Students and staff took to the streets Friday March 22nd between 1:30pm and 2:55pm for Clean up Australia Day. The prefect student lead three classes into the CBD precinct to McDowell car park, the boundaries of Queens Park, and the Portside precinct. All rubbish was deposited at the back of the council offices on the way back to school. Pictured ready with gloves and bags are Rebecca Kroll, Shay-Lee Neilsen, Rebecca Smith and Jayden Zampech.

For all your Safety Training needs Super Package 1

Apply First Aid, Fire Extinguisher Training and Fire Warden Training. Time: 8 hours. cost includes: workbooks, learner notes, first aid book and Statements of Attainments.

Package 2

Apply First Aid and Fire Extinguisher Training. Time: 6 hous. cost includes: workbook, learner notes and Statements of Attainments.

Package 3

CPR, Fire Extinguisher Training and Fire Warden Training. Time: 5 hours. Cost includes: CPR flowchart, learner notes and Statements of Attainments.

Package 4

CPR and Fire Extinguisher Training. Time: 4 hours. Cost includes: CPR flowchart, learner notes and Statements of Attainments.

260 $ 200 $ 200 $ 130


Contact Robert on 0439 762 749

“Courage to Dream - Opportunity to Succeed” Hervey Bay SHS has long offered programs in Agricultural Science meeting the pathway goals of students and servicing the needs of industries on the Fraser Coast. HBSHS has successfully offered VET pathways in Agriculture, with students able to complete a Certificate II in Rural Operations.


Junior Landcare Presents:

An Environmental Showcase

Hervey Bay State High School Agricultural Centre, Alice Street, Pialba Contact: Terri Layt: & Lesley Bradley:

May 2, 2013 9.30am - 2.30pm enrolment information available website - Telephone: (07) 4194 3777 Marketing: - Production:

Globe News, April-May, 2013 Page 3

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Operation ANZAC Cheer Operation ANZAC Cheer 2013 has exceeded all expectations. Fern and I would like to thank the families of the Fraser Coast and Burnett regions who have answered the call and made generous donations of home baked cakes, ANZAC biscuits and personal items to our defense force care packs. The generosity of community groups from Bundaberg to the Fraser Coast has ensured that 115 – 2kg care packs will be sent to our defence force personnel serving overseas on this ANZAC day.

• • • • • •

We’d especially like to thank: 228 Squadron Australian RAAF cadets Bundaberg QCWA Burnett Division (including Hervey Bay members) QCWA Bundaberg and Gin GIn Gin Gin Post Office Mary Nield from Creations Café Pialba and Individual community members from Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Childers, Gin Gin, Mareeba and Melbourne for their kind contributions. The successful delivery of Operation ANZAC care packs to Afghanistan, East Timor, and Solomon Islands will mean that in the last 3 years we’ve been able to send over 600 personal reminders from home - to our troops that they are valued, loved and appreciated . The feedback from our Xmas care pack recipients has been moving, inspiring and uplifting.

Mary Nield (right) from Creations Cafe in Pialba, played A recent letter from host to Cae Adams (left) from the Urangan branch of the CWA when Cae presented the branch’s contribu- the Multi National Base tion to Rob and Fern Messenger from Operation AN- – Tarin Kot Afghanistan ZAC Cheer 2013. reads :

Operation ANZAC Cheer has brought messages of thanks from many defence service personell.

Dear Mary (Neild), Rob and Fern, My name is Cameron Dickens and I am currently serving in Tarin Kot in Afghanistan. Thank you very much for the Care Packages that you sent to Afghanistan. My unit was lucky enough to end up with two of them. The food you sent was great, the toiletries were appreciated by everyone and the article about Roger Dwyer and Camp Gregory ( com/watch?v=CiCYuxBYBwU) was read by a number of people who may take up the offer for them and their

family to visit and utilise the relaxing space. Your cards were heart warming. I can assure you that we are taking care every day. This ANZAC Day while we remember and give thanks for all those who have died and been wounded protecting Australia’s way of life, let’s also say a special prayer for our serving troops who have placed themselves in harms way for our freedom and safety. Rob Messenger Candidate for Hinkler – 0407 904 134

Student leaders given food for thought Student leaders from Biggenden State High were “suitably impressed” on March 15 when they joined nine other secondary schools at USQ Fraser Coast to learn more about effective leadership and how to be good role models.

Taking a break are Frank Kounelis (left), Shaun O’Donnell and William Pitstock from St James Lutheran School.

Biggenden senior teacher Geoff Parker said the school’s students found the 2013 Youth Leadership Day to be very worthwhile. “It’s a whole new learning curve for these students,” Mr Parker said. “They’ve been talking about how students at other schools are in similar roles to them and it’s good to know they’re not out here by themselves but part of a system.” USQ Fraser Coast organised and ran the 2013 Youth Leadership Day to help almost 200 students move into their new roles as school leaders. The day was attended by student leaders from 10 secondary schools: Hervey Bay High, Urangan State High, Hervey Bay Christian Academy, Fraser Coast Anglican College, St James Lutheran College, Maryborough State High, Aldridge State High, St Mary’s

Urangan State High students were keen to hear about Youth Leadership Day.

Page 4. Globe News, April-May, 2013

Fraser Coast Anglican College attended the USQ Youth Leadership Day.

Catholic College, Isis & District High, and Biggenden State High. Students attended a series of workshops on subjects such as leadership skills and competencies and communication for effective leadership. They also worked on their public speaking skills, which will help them when they have to speak to school assemblies. USQ Fraser Coast Educa- Christopher Sami and Andrew O’Grady from Hervey Bay Christian Academy. tion lecturers Trevor Black, Dr John McMaster and Shaexplained what they were looking for ron Louth ran the workshops. from the student leaders.” “The students were able to get to Staff accompanying the students know another and learn how to work took part in sessions run parallel with together and support one another,” Mr the student workshops. They were Black said. aimed at assisting the teachers to “They were able to think about what develop important mentoring skills and they want to get out of their senior to enable them to mentor both student years and find out what their schools leaders and their colleagues more expect of them. The teachers clearly effectively. Marketing: - Production:

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made Students that are set to graduate as part of the Qld Workforce Skilling Strategy: Wayne McGrady, Terry Bell, Madison Ritchie, Betina Vanlaerhoven, Kylie Gates, Hana Henschke, David Harrison, Tamika Blackman, Ashleigh Clarke, Kathryn Bligh, Aneta Dodd, Joe Smallwood and Ben Chambers.

Happy hens spreading Fraser Coast message Council has teamed up with Fraser Coast Free Range (FCFR) and Kingfisher Bay Resort for a new promotion to raise awareness of the unique natural attributes and healthy lifestyle offering of the Fraser Coast. One lucky customer of Fraser Coast Free Range Organic Eggs will win the ultimate five night eco-adventure on world heritage listed Fraser Island. Councillor Robert Garland said Fraser Coast Free Range the theme of the campaign is a ‘Recipe to Live Life Happy’. Fast Facts “These organic eggs are a perfect 60,000 free range hens 3600 eggs per week packaged product of nature,” he said. “That’s because Fraser Coast under the Fraser Coast Free Free Range is home to 60,000 Range Organic Eggs brand happy hens that are fed on organic Customer breakdown: 600 grains in a natural seaside setdoz to Sydney, 1200 doz to Melbourne, 1200 doz to Western ting. The quality of the eggs produced here on the Fraser Coast Australia, 600 doz to the Sunreally is second to none.” shine Coast. Apart from being long time suppliers to Sunny Queen Eggs, owners Max and Pam Alexander also package more than 3,600 dozen eggs per week under their own brand, Fraser Coast Free Range Organic Eggs. “Their loyal customers span the entire country, from the Sunshine Coast to Melbourne, Sydney to Western Australia, and this is the market we are targeting,” Cr Garland said. “With assistance from Council’s marketing team, more than 28,000 cartons have been specially branded to strengthen buyer awareness of the origin of their favourite product with Queensland’s idyllic Fraser Coast. “Customers are encouraged to visit for a chance to win the ultimate five night eco-adventure on world heritage listed Fraser Island.” Once registered, participants will also be able to share tips on sustainable living and healthy recipes on the website and Facebook page. The competition closes on May 31.

TAFE partnerships offer skills, success The energy and enthusiasm flowing from the classroom of TAFE teachers Terry Bell and Craig Wright has been nothing short of inspirational for these well-seasoned Tourism and Hospitality teachers at Hervey Bay. Speaking about the soon to graduate students studying ‘Camp Operations’ with Wide Bay TAFE as part of the Queensland Workforce Skilling Strategy, the pair were quick to point out the commitment shown by the group, which Terry described as ‘true industry professionals’. The program represents the successful partnership

of WBIT and Energy Skills Queensland with the support of the Sarina Russo Institute and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. “This has been an awesome experience for me as a teacher”, said Terry. “I often get to work with some really talented students, but it’s rare that we get a class that works together like an experienced team”. Showing equal admiration for their teachers, participating students acknowledged the industry driven training they’d received as being central to their work goals. “Many of the participants

already have a wide variety of work experience, and great leadership qualities”, said Craig. “The next stage of the program will take them on to work placement in the Surat Basin and if everything goes to plan full time positions within the camp operations of the resource sector”. The eager group of participants will celebrate their achievements at a graduation ceremony at Wide Bay TAFE’s Pialba campus next week and are now looking to kickstart their careers and gain employment with local businesses and the resource industry.

Training for a better future “We take pride in delivering a large range of nationally recognised training courses to meet the needs of our community”. WBIT Our flexible programs offer the depth of training required by industry to meet the demands of the workplace, from Certificate 2 to Diploma Level our highly qualified teachers take the time to give you the information you need to be successful in the career of your choice.

Cr Robert Garland, Kingfisher Bay Regional Sales and Marketing Manager Tanya Young and owner of Fraser Coast Free Range Max Alexander celebrate the launch of the new partnership.

Enrolments and expressions of interest are now being taken for most vocational training areas at Hervey Bay and Maryborough for Semester 2 including: • • • • • • • • • • • •

From the QCWA Gootchie branch: On the Contest day on Thursday, April 11, we had over 30 guests who enjoyed a delicious luncheon and a great tombola. We were very pleased with the number of entries in all sections of the competitions this year and the winners now progress to the division finals to be held at Gayndah on May 20. Pictured are some of the placegetters in various competitions. L to R: Lyn Kelman, Bronwyn Kerr, Trina Hain ,Gail Warwick (judge) Grace Rae and Coral Ross. - Lyn Kelman

Aged Care Automotive Studies Business Administration and Management Children’s Services Construction and Owner Builders Disability Support Engineering Fitness and Health Hair and Beauty Hospitality and Tourism Sustainability and Water Operations Visual Arts ... and many more FOR

‘SKILLS that FIT’ call 1300 656 188 Marketing: - Production:

Globe News, April-May, 2013 Page 5

Do you want the ride of your life? ATTENTION motorcyclists! Do you have a big bike, a big heart and a big yearning for adventure? If so, then the Great Australian Ride could be right up your street. The Great Australian Ride is a national charity event which aims to give riders the chance to travel across the country on a 20-day journey to help raise funds for Sids and Kids. This year’s adventure will start at Byron Bay on August 18 and finish at Steep Point in Western Australia. The event’s founder, Stuart Ball of Maryborough, did the ride solo in 2011, saw the potential and organised last year’s big ride. The team of 12 riders raised more than $26,000. And now he is looking for anyone else who wants to come along for the ride. “This journey is one hell of an epic adventure,’’ Stuart said. “It will test you and your machine.’’ Last year’s “Dirty Dozen’’ was a mix of riders from all over the country. Their machines included a couple of KTM990s, four Suzukis, four Kawasakis, and a couple of BMWs. “You need a 650 at least.’’ CONTACT DETAILS: Stuart Ball – Telephone: 0414 623 180 Businesses can help the team get across the country by way of sponsorship, Stuart said. Stuart Ball (above with his KTM990) was prompted to help kids after his daughter was You can check out the names born two months premature and was under of supporters at hospital care for four weeks. After years of planning, his epic solo journey began in Byron Bay (the most easterly point of Australia). Over the next 20 days Stuart rode his KTM990 6000km to Western Australia via Goondiwindi, Birdsville, Alice Springs, Gibson Desert and Laverton. His destination – Steep Point (the most westerly point of the continent). Stuart raised $5200 for The children’s Health Foundation and with a clear vision of the future he decided to invite 12 riders to take part in the 2012 event.

Do you have any old photographs that you want to share? The Maryorough Wide Bay & Burnett Historical Society has a huge photographic collection of the area’s history and its members are always on the lookout for more items to display. You can visit the society at the old School of Arts Building opposite the City Hall; email shirley.h@ or contact us at Globe News.!supporters/c1sfj

SIDS and Kids Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional free support to families and anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, regardless of cause (miscarriage, stillborn, accidental death) to 6 years of age.


Vol. 1 No. 7 2013 March-April.



Vol. 1 Feb.-Mar No. 6 ch 2013

FREE ’s Doorways Skills Queenslandstory inside. Construction Mackie. • See selected to complete . Front - Beau h have been in Maryboroug and Simon Vandersteen State High School Edwards, Jacob Chapman from Aldridge Walsh, Nick 11 students Stacey, Tyson Several Year are: back - Tristan program. They


• Updated regularly • Read previous issues Page 6. Globe News, April-May, 2013

The fun of science

to Construction


Welcome to the club


by the

Small players big bu siness A winn ing combina tion

Dan Oakhill



www.glob .au

. to a localfor a home loan. support, talk when looking local home loan the most of ours

us at ge, so make local knowled to chat, or visit Nothing beats organise a time Dan today to Call or email ough. Street Marybor 213 Adelaide

Pier F e Classie s applicants only dan.oakhill@sunco 229882. To approved 29/08/12 A

5188 Number Credit Licence Call (07) 4122 010 831 722 Australian upon request. y Ltd ABN 66 available apply and are issued by Suncorp-Metwa terms and conditions Home loans are Fees, charges, based on eligibility.


email: ians@glo

For loc al

Dan Oak home hill loan su pport, talk to a local.

Nothing beats loca Call or email Dan l knowledg e, 213 Ade laide Stre today to orga so make the most of nise et Mar ours whe yborough a time to Call (07) chat, or n looking 4122 5188 . Home loans visit us for a hom are based at dan.oakhil on eligibilitissued by Suncor e y. Fees,

p-Metw l@suncor ay Ltd ABN , terms and conditio66 010 831 .au ns apply 722 Australi an and are availabl Credit Licence e upon request Number 229882 . . To approve


d applica nts only 21119 29/08/1 2A


We hope you like us

loan. Marketing: - Production:

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Positive outcome for positive client

Comprehension – Essential for Good Reading

Comprehension is an essential skill for proficient reading. In 2002, research by Nell Duke and David Pearson identified a series of processes that readers undertake to ensure better comprehension. The research concluded that good readers are strategic about what and how they read. They read different types of texts in different ways. For example, when reading a story, good readers pay close attention to characters and setting, but if they are reading an informational text, proficient readers revise and summarise what they have read. Prior to reading, proficient readers have a goal. They preview the text and consider its structure – whether there are headings and which sections may be relevant. Efficient readers make predictions about what they might read and ask themselves, “What do I know about this topic?” While reading, competent readers check their understanding, adjust predictions, make connections with prior knowledge, and evaluate whether the text is meeting their reading goals. They also read some sections quickly and others more carefully. After reading, accomplished readers review what they have read and reflect on the value of the information. This article is an extremely brief summary – links to the research are on the Education Rules!!! Facebook page.

Apprentice Kickstart Initiative

Employers in the building, construction and engineering trades have until the end of April to take advantage of the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative. The program has been extended and allows employers to get an extra $3350 payment for taking on a new apprentice. The incentive was introduced in December to boost apprenticeship numbers in skill shortage trades. The program was initially aimed at the building and construction industries, but was expanded in January to include engineering and aviation.

Glen commenced with Sarina Russo in July 2012. He had been unemployed since leaving school in 2008 and had been registered with other Job Service providers. Glen struggled at school and did not complete Year 10. When Glen commenced with Sarina Russo he was not sure what he wanted to do or the type of work he was interested in. In consultation with his employment consultant it was decided to firstly improve his education and he was enrolled to complete the Access 10 Program. Glen attempted to complete this program without success in 2010. Glen completed the Access 10 program in November 2012. This program not only gave him a Certificate II but also boosted his confidence knowing that he could complete studies. He was then committed to find work to support his partner and their small child. With the assistance of Sarina Russo Job Access, Glen was referred to a Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation Program with Strategic Deployment Services. The two-month program prepared candidates for possible employment in the civil construction industry. Glen took great responsibility by travelling from Hervey Bay to Maryborough each day to attend this course. He passed the theory component of the course and was placed into two weeks’ work experience at the beginning of March. This work experience component was carried out with

Sweeten your Business calendar available business with Social Media Marketing

The new Wide Bay Burnett Business Calendar has been developed by AIEMnet to promote business events in the Wide Bay and Burnett region for FREE. The calendar is designed to be a central register for all business-related events including educational workshops, seminars, networking and association events so you only need to look in one place to find the latest happenings. To upload your business event for free, visit the event calendar homepage, click ‘post your event’, complete the details and click ‘submit’ – easy! Stay up-to-date with exciting business events by bookmarking

Suncorp Bank joins AIEMnet

Glen’s commitment to improving his situation has put him on a positive career path.

Sunstate Group QLD to fully complete the course. This work experience was completed on 22 March 2013. Due to his excellent work ethic and knowledge, Glen was offered a position as a Labourer/Plant Operator with Sunstate Group QLD and commenced employment with them on 25 March. Glen will not only carry out labouring duties but will also be instructed on all items of plant and machinery which will enable him to continue his career path with Sunstate. This has changed Glen’s life as he is now able to support his partner and their small child. They can now plan their future and are looking at moving from his mother’s house into their own rental property.

Simple Solutions Training Simple Solutions Training and Consulting is pleased to offer a wide range of nationally recognised courses and tailored workshops.

Training is available in a variety of areas including:

AIEMnet has recently announced a partnership with Suncorp Bank for the purpose of assisting businesses throughout the Wide Bay Burnett. Through AIEMnet’s business incubator and advisory services, Suncorp will provide a business banker to take part in some of the workshops designed for those just starting out in business. AIEMnet CEO Mr Brian Arnold says having a business banker is invaluable: “People, especially entrepreneur-types, want answers to some of their finance questions direct from the person who’s going to influence the decision-making process.” If you are thinking of starting a business and would like assistance, contact AIEMnet CEO Brian Arnold on 4123 3897 or 0447 217 856. Or for information about business finance, phone Suncorp District Manager for Business Banking Marcus Hunt on 0477 358 996.

Sweeten your business with Social Media Marketing

• Aged Care • Disabilities • Mental Health • Dementia • First aid • Business administration • Communication Students can study online at their own pace with phone, internet and email support.

Courses include: Certificate III in Aged Care Certificate III in Home and Community Care Certificate III in Disability Certificate III in Business Administration Certificate IV in Aged Care

Certificate IV in Home and Community Care Certificate IV in Disability Certificate IV in Mental Health Apply First Aid Diploma of Disability

All courses delivered are current qualifications from their relevant training package.

Enrolments are accepted at any time For information on how we can help you to meet your training needs please contact us 2/55 Main Street, Pialba Qld 4655 07 4325 4455 Freecall: 1800 440 409 Marketing: - Production:

Social Media Marketing, Management & Campaigns Getting the buzz back into your business, events & community Cristel 0408 228187 Damien 0411 873317 Globe News, April-May, 2013 Page 7

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Mr Jacobson steers Maryborough High students to Noosa

Pictured at the Doorways to Construction at Maryborough High School are (left to right) Mark Vincent , Sarah Whittiker , Lachlan Genrich , Anthony Bates, Ella Douglass, Brenton Peterson and Gavin Grantz.

Doorways to Construction at MSHS The Doorways to Construction program aims to equip students with an understanding of the Civil Industry by introducing them to OH&S, Quality Work Outcomes, Environmental Work Practices, Communication, Plan & Organise Work and Small Plant & Equipment, all in the context of the Civil Construction industry. Mark Vincent from Construction Skills QLD operates the Doorways to Construction program and presented safety

equipment worth $250 to the successful Maryborough State High school Year 11 students selected for the program. They were Lachlan Genrich, Anthony Bates, Brenton Peterson, Ella Douglass and Sarah Whittiker. The students went out into the local Maryborough Industry over the Easter break to gain real life work experience. The program will run for the duration of the school year.

Local icon -

OFFICE SPACES TO RENT Corner Ward and Cheapside streets, Maryborough

We have air-conditioned office spaces to rent

as s little a m o r f ek per we $65.00 Short term or long term office space available

Rent includes electricity, cleaning, fully furnished

Great atmosphere, free refreshments

Easy Parking

Maryborough State High School Year twelve students are polishing their craftsmanship skills building a tender weekend dinghy from scratch at the Maryborough Trade Training Centre. The ply panels are cut to size seamed together with cable ties and covered with layers of fibreglass tape and epoxy resin. The 9 foot dinghy will be entirely covered with fibreglass and ready for the water after only 20 hours of hard work. The Certificate II Boat Building teacher, Mr Jacobson, a former paramedic who has been involved professionally in the boat building industry for the past thirty years, spoke with pride as he described the Maryborough State High School student’s commitment and progress. All students are on track to complete the dinghies and well under way to entering the “Put-Put” division in the Noosa Classic Boat Regatta in October.

Kyle Penny, Mitchell Baker and Jason House work on their dinghy at the Maryborough Trade Training Centre.

The sale value of the completed dinghy will be approximately $600 and funds raised will be reinvested into the Maryborough Trade Training Centre.

Portside Heritage Gateway Taskforce The Portside precinct The historic Portside was identified as a area of Maryborough potential tourist attracand developing its tion in The Maryborough tourism potential is the Conservation and Tourfocus of a new advisory ism Study 1989.In the group set up by the late 1800s the Portside Fraser Coast Regional area was the second Council. most important port “Council has launched on the east coast after the Portside Heritage Sydney and provided Gateway Taskforce to Cr Seymour a gateway for 22,000 assist and advise us in the development of the Portside immigrants. The taskforce, which is Heritage Gateway which incorchaired by Cr Seymour, has 10 porates the Customs House, Portside Residence, Bond Store other members including: Tourism and Regional Marketand the surrounding area,” ing Portfolio Councillor Stuart Fraser Coast Regional Council Taylor; Council’s Executive Community, Cultural and FamManager Public Relations ily Services Portfolio Councillor and Regional Marketing, Lisa George Seymour said. Stephenson; Council’s Execu“The taskforce brings together tive Manager Community and all of the potential tourist venCulture, Debra Moore; Council’s ues in the portside area to work Senior Arts and Cultural Officer, together. Susan Rogers; Maryborough “It will work with Council to Visitor Information Centre Codevelop positive strategies to ordinator ,Kelli Sauer; Portside ensure the development of business operator Larissa exciting infrastructure to creBoyce; Maryborough Military ate a major, integrated tourism and Colonial Museum owner, attraction for Maryborough that John Meyer, community memwill increase visitor numbers ber Greig Bolderrow; museum and the amount they spend in volunteer George Wilk; commuthe region.” nity member Chris Foley.

Once again we have had a very busy month at Dale’s Mini mart on John Street. You will see further changes for the better in the coming months. Lots more stock for your convenience.It’s coming up to our 13th year in the store ,after many upgrades and changes and Join this vibrant commercial building as a valued tenant . . . we will make lots of happy and patient customers .In todays enviroyou welcome ment Its great to see people supporting the local bloke. In towns like Maryborough people need to continue to support there local small businesses. Phone Chris - 0741 214726 - Gordon and Isobel Dale Page 8. Globe News, April-May, 2013 Marketing: - Production:

Telephone is only extra you have to pay

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences

Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area (surveyed in October 2012) Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area The area (PEA) comprises 2 Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bundaberg LGA and Fraser Coast LGA (excluding the Woocoo-Tiaro Statistical Local Area (SLA)) and includes the Gladstone –Miriam Vale SLA. Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA -SLAs Bundaberg (R) -Bundaberg Bundaberg (R) -Burnett Pt A Bundaberg (R) -Burnett Pt B Bundaberg (R) -Isis Bundaberg (R) -Kolan Fraser Coast (R) -Hervey Bay Pt A Fraser Coast (R) -Hervey Bay Pt B Fraser Coast (R) -Maryborough Gladstone (R) -Miriam Vale The Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA comprises 65% of the Wide Bay-Burnett Labour Force Region (LFR).

Jobless Families –with children aged less than 15 years

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

Jobless families are families where parents are not employed or in the labour force with children under 15 years of age (ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing). Some 26% of families with children in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA did not have an employed parent, larger than the figures for Queensland and Australia (both 14%). However, this varied greatly between SLAs. Some 37% of families with children in the Fraser Coast (R) Hervey Bay -Pt B SLA and 31% in the Bundaberg (r) -Kolan SLA were jobless. On the other hand, only 17% of families with children in the Bundaberg (R) -Burnett –Pt B SLA were jobless. These figures were still higher than both Queensland and Australia.

Educational Attainment –persons aged 25-34 Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

Population Change 2006 to 2011 –F/Coast LGA

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2006

The total number of people in the Fraser Coast LGA has increased by 12% since the 2006 Census. The number of people aged over 45 has increased by 16% which was similar to Australia (11%).

At the time of the 2011 Census, the proportion of 25 to 34 year olds in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA who had completed Year 12 or equivalent was 59%, smaller than Queensland and Australia (74% and 75% respectively). Educational Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

There is a strong relationship between educational attainment and employment outcomes. For those aged 25 to 34 years in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA, there were extremely high unemployment rates for those who had completed Certificate I & II but had not completed Year 12 (28.4%) and those who did not complete Year 12 without any further post school qualification (21.8%). Unemployment rates are considerably lower for those who have completed a tertiary education at the Bachelor degree, Advanced Diploma and Diploma Level. It should also be noted that employment outcomes are better for those who have attained Certificate Levels III or IV. This emphasises the importance of post school education in ensuring success in gaining employment.

(1.0%) compared with both the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA (3.3%) and all regions (5.5%). Staff increases and turnover in the PEA

Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012 and September 2011, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

There was an increase in the proportion of employers in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA who have recruited to increase staff numbers between 2009 and 2011. However, recruiting to increase staff numbers has eased off slightly since the September 2011 survey. Competition for vacancies Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012 and September 2011, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

There was, on average, less competition for vacancies in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA (7.7 applicants per vacancy and 2.1 applicants considered suitable) compared with all regions surveyed (8.2 applicants per vacancy and 2.3 applicants considered suitable). However, there were slightly more applicants per position compared to the last time the area was surveyed and less of these applicants were suitable (8.2 applicants per vacancy and 2.3 suitable applicants). In the Fraser Coast LGA competition for vacancies was slightly below that for the PEA overall (6.9 applicants per vacancy and 2.4 suitable applicants compared to 8.2 applicants per vacancy and 2.3 suitable applicants). There was a high level of competition for Clerical and Administrative Workers, with an average of 21.9 applicants per vacancy. Employers recruiting for Machinery Operators and Drivers had little choice of suitable applicants with an average of 2.5 applicants of which only 1.3 were considered suitable. Formal recruitment methods were most commonly used for employers’ most recent recruitment round, this included the Internet (34%), followed by the use of a recruitment agency (24%) newspapers or magazines (23%). Word of mouth was also frequently used by employers (26%). Reasons applicants are considered unsuitable

Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

66% of applicants were regarded by employers as unsuitable in the Fraser Coast LGA. Reasons applicants were considered unsuitable include: – Insufficient experience to perform job duties (67%) – Lack of employability skills and personal characteristics (45%) – Insufficient qualifications or training (39%) Basic Employability Skills

Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, All regions surveyed in the 12 months to December 2010

Most importance placed on: • 30% personal traits and qualities only • 28% technical skills only • 41% both equally important Personal traits and qualities applicants lacked: • Enthusiasm • Motivation • Communication • Confidence • Teamwork Apprentices, Trainees and Staff Training

Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

Employment profile –Working Age Population (15-64) Source: ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2006

At the time of the 2011 Census the working age population participation rate for the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA was 66.9%, lower than Queensland (77.2%) and Australia (75.8%). The Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA has had lower employment growth (7%) in the five years to 2011 compared to the average for Queensland (11%) and Australia (10%). Where has job growth been? –Working Age Population (15-64) -(2006-2011)

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2006

Job growth in the Fraser Coast LGA in the 5 years to the 2011 Census was primarily driven by males who found part time employment (13% growth), this was slightly lower than Australia (15%). Females working full-time and part-time (both 12%) had similar job growth compared with Australia (both 11%). Long-term unemployment Source: ABS Labour Force Data, December 2012, 12 month averages of original data

Long-term unemployed are those who have been unemployed and looking for work for at least 52 weeks. The proportion of unemployed persons who were long-term unemployed in the Wide BayBurnett Labour Force Region (LFR) (28%) was higher compared with the Queensland (18%) and national averages (19%).

Literacy and Numeracy 2011, 2008 This chart shows the proportion of Year 9 students at a selected government high school in the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast LGAs and in the Gladstone-Miriam Vale SLA who did not meet minimum standards for literacy and numeracy in 2011, compared with the proportions of Year 9 students who did not meet minimum standards for literacy and numeracy in Queensland and nationally. While the selected government school’s data are not necessarily representative of all Year 9 students in the LGA, it demonstrates that there are at least pockets of disadvantage within these SLAs. Employment by Industry Source: Source: ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2011

In the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA the Health Care and Social Assistance and Retail Trade industries were the top employing industries. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry is also an important industry and accounts for a greater proportion of employment within the PEA compared with Queensland and Australia overall. Employment Growth by Industry Source: ABS, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2006

Much of the growth in employment in the PEA was concentrated in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. By contrast, employment in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and Construction industries reduced substantially. Change in employment for Health Care and Social Assistance –Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA (5 year change)

Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011

Teens looking for full-time work -Persons aged 15 –19 years

Source: ABS Labour Force Data, December 2012, 12 month averages of original data

Due to their lack of skills and experience, teenagers in the full-time labour market can be particularly vulnerable during a labour market downturn. The teenage full-time unemployment rate is based on people aged 15 –19 years old who are searching for full-time employment. The teenage full-time unemployment rate for the Wide Bay-Burnett LFR was 29.3% in Income Support Recipients

Source: DEEWR administrative data, December 2012; ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2006

In December 2012, 32% of the Working Age Population (WAP) were in receipt of a Centrelink benefit in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA. This was larger when compared with state and national levels (both 17%). Overall, the proportion of the working age population on a Centrelink benefit decreased by 4% in the year to December 2012. Some 9% of the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA working age population were in receipt of an unemployment benefit, above state and Australia levels (both 5%). The Bundaberg (R) -Kolan SLA reported the largest proportion of the WAP on unemployment benefits (13%). Some 11% of the working age population in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA are on Disability Support Pension (DSP). This is more than double when compared with Queensland and Australia (5% and 6% respectively). Disengagement amongst Young Adults -Persons aged 20-24 years Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

At the time of the 2011 Census, 29% of young adults (persons aged 20 to 24 years) in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA were neither working nor studying. This figure is notably higher when compared with Queensland (15%). In the Fraser Coast LGA 31% of young adults (2024) were neither working nor studying.

The table includes selected subdivisions within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA. Over the 5 years to 2011 the largest increase for this industry was in the Other Social Assistance and Services and Hospitals subdivisions. Survey Results -Recruitment experiences 12 months preceding the survey

Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012 and September 2011, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

330 employers were surveyed in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA in October 2012. The proportion of employers who had recruited in the past 12 months in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA (63%) had increased slightly since the area was last surveyed when the figure was 60%. This was the same as the figure for the combined regions surveyed 12 months to September 2012. There was a larger number of vacancies per 100 staff for the PEA (19 vacancies per 100 staff) compared with the last survey results (16 vacancies per 100 staff). Employers reported a smaller proportion of recruitment due to growth (43%) within their business compared with all regions (46%). The rate of unfilled vacancies over the past 12 months for the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA (3.3%) was lower than for all regions (5.5%). The proportion of employers who reported recruitment difficulty was similar for the PEA (55%) compared with all regions (53%) but slightly lower than the September 2011 results (59%). The Fraser Coast LGA had a larger proportion of employers recruiting (70%) compared with the Bundaberg Hervey Bay PEA and all regions (both 63%). However, there were fewer employers recruiting for growth (36%) compared with all regions (46%) and a lower unfill rate Marketing: - Production:

The proportion of surveyed employers with an apprentice or trainee on staff (37%) in the Fraser Coast LGA was marginally lower than for all regions (32%) but the same as the Bundaberg –Hervey Bay PEA. Lack of work readiness and don’t complete or stay long enough were the most commonly reported challenges for employers who recruited an apprentice or trainee. Almost a quarter (24%) of businesses in the Fraser Coast LGA expected to recruit at least one apprentice or trainee following the survey (23% in the PEA and 21% in all regions). Occupations that were difficult to fill in the PEA Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012 and September 2011, Bundaberg-Hervey Bay Priority Employment Area. • Higher Skill Level (1) -Bachelor Degree or Higher and Medium Skill Level (2&3) –Certificate IV to Associate Degree • Child Carers • Chefs* • Metal Fitters and Machinists* • Registered Nurses • Motor Mechanics* • Lower Skill Level (4&5) –Compulsory Secondary Education to Certificate III • Truck Drivers* • Bar Attendants and Baristas • Aged and Disabled Carers • Dental Assistants • Waiters* Future Recruitment Expectations Source: DEEWR, Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, October 2012 and September 2011, BundabergHervey Bay Priority Employment Area and all regions surveyed in the 12 months to September 2012.

Recruitment expectations for the 12 months following the survey were strong in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay PEA. A similar proportion of employers (48%) expected to recruit compared with all regions surveyed (47%). Some 21% of employers expected to increase staff numbers, slightly less than compared with all regions surveyed (25%).


Subdued labour market in the Fraser Coast LGA • Higher than average unemployment rate and lower levels of participation • Some signs of improvement in the next 12 months with a higher proportion of employers expecting to recruit across the PEA Challenges • Lower education levels, disengaged young people, quality of applicants, jobless families • Filling occupations with the ‘appropriate’ candidate • Difficulty attracting job applicants with the technical and employability skills Need to train people in ‘in-demand’ skills in the region Opportunities • Large and growing industries Potential labour supply needs to be job ready Apprenticeship/Traineeship work experience Ongoing engagement with employers and the LEC

For full report and more information

Globe News, April-May, 2013 Page 9

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Globe News SUPPORTERS BEST EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT & TRAINING Training for direction in life


Corner Pallas & Churchill Sts, Maryborough

0429 812 606

Chris and Rob

Office/Hospitality Training Cafe 19 Main Street, Pialba Q 4655 Phone 07 4183 0111

7-Day Convenience

John Street Mini Mart cnr John and Churchill sts, Maryborough

easy access reet of f-st g n parki

Pallas street store

Hassle-free Shopping

(next to Pallas Street Post Office)

Friendly Service

Phone 4121 4080

Oz Adventures

• Personal, professional tuition

Because every • Qualified, experienced teachers child has • Maths and English a future ... • Years 1 to 12

"Training & Development" &

Splat Attack Paintball Paintball - Abseiling - Low & High Ropes Adventure Courses - High Element Challenges Military Style Assault Course - Canoeing - Horse Riding - Wake Boarding - etc


Supporting locals since 2001

Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort. Maryborough Hervey Bay Road, Susan River. The Home of Wide Bay Adventure Activities Operation "Hard Yakka" the Original Australian Military Style Youth Diversion Training Program for Youth At Risk and Young Offenders.

Mob: 0407 769 124 Web: Email:

(07) 4123 5411

Globe 190 Cheapside Street PO Box 3012 MARYBOROUGH Q 4650


SHARON DIXON Business Relationships Consultant AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIPS CENTRE Unit 2, 12 Nissen Street Pialba QLD 4655 PO Box 409 Hervey Bay Qld 4655

Bruce & Deb Mahoney

114 Churchill Street Fax 07 4126 2404

• Irlen screening & diagnostics

Ph 07 4126 1308 Mobile 0427 804 158

TRADING 7 DAYS - 6am-8pm

Telephone 13 MEGT (13 6348) Mobile 0404 824 605


Brian Arnold - General Manager

Australian Industry Engineering and Manufacturing Network Wide Bay Institute of TAFE, 65 Nagel Street, Maryborough QLD 4650

Phone (07) 4123 3897 M: 0447 217 856 email:


Natalie Sell

Chief Executive Officer P: 07 4325 4455 F: 07 4128 7219 M: 0408 876 673 E: Freecall: 1800 440 409 2/55 Main Street Pialba PO Box 348 Hervey Bay Qld 4655

Viscount pop-top, 1977. Gas/electric fridge, stove, annexe, sway bars, 12 mths rego. Relined inside. Excellent condition, $6500 ono. Phone 4123 0578. Motorbike riding gear: Dragin Jeans new CAMO size 42, $30; man’s riding leather jackets, 1 dress leather jacket, 3X; man’s leather vest with Ulysses patch; man’s lambs wool jacket; lady’s Dragin jean , 18-20; lady’s DriRider with insert and Armor, size SL with Ulysses patch; plus lady’s riding jacket, leather vest, riding boots. Phone 0427 698 113.

PUBLIC NOTICE Teresa’s Hair Affair has a new phone number - 4122 3536See Kel for all hair care! Page 10. Globe News, April-May, 2013

Sell: 1997 GL Falcon sedan. Reg., RWC, A! mechanical, 240,000km. $2600, ono. Phone 4123 0578. King size single ensemble brass and porcelain bed in excellent condition. $600. Phone 41232208 or 0438150106.

Notice to Advertisers Warranty and Indemnity Advertisers and/or advertising agencies upon and by lodging material with the publisher for publication of any material INDEMNIFY the publisher, its servants and agents against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication and without limiting the generality of the foregoing to indemnify each of them in relation to defamation, slander of titles, breach of copyright, infringement of trademarks or names of publication titles, unfair competition or trade practices, royalties or violation of rights of privacy AND WARRANT that the material complies with all relevant laws and regulations and that its publication will not give rise to any rights against or liabilities in the Publisher, its servants or agents and in particular that nothing therein is capable of being misleading or deceptive or otherwise in breach of Part V of the Trade Practices Act 1984 Marketing: - Production:

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made


F250 XT Super cab 5 seater. 1992/3, 7.3 - V 8 Diesel Auto 4 x 4. In excellent condition, no rust, drives beautifully, RWC, spent $15k on upgrades recently to many to list, not a cent to spend, drive it around Australia tomorrow. Would have to be one of the best Trucks around for it’s era, any inspection welcome genuine buyers only. $33,000.00 or nearest offer. Phone 0419 658 255 or 0412 227 738

Poptop 17’ 01 Goldstream, island bed, 3 way fridge, m/w, gas stove, A/con,deep cycle battery pack, new R/O awning, full annex, sway bars $17,500. Ph 0418 728 361.

Pub Fest Corporate Team Challenge For the first time in its history, this year’s World’s Greatest Pub Fest in Maryborough will include a Corporate Team Challenge to help raise money for charity. Staff from businesses are encouraged to form a team with their workmates and host fundraising events in the months leading up to Pub Fest on Sunday, 9 June. Councillor for Sport, Recreation, Open Spaces and Events Darren Everard said all the money raised will be donated to this year’s nominated charity, Coast Guard Sandy Straits. “Each team member will receive a Pub Fest kit upon registration including an official crawl card and lanyard,” he said. The Corporate Team Challenge features four categories:

Less than 5 members - $35 5 to 10 members - $60 10 to 15 members - $85 15 to 20 members - $115 Teams must register by Monday, 31 May. “The team that raises that most money will be chauffeured around on their own private bus for the day and will be honoured as the official VIP guests of Pub Fest,” Cr Everard said. Teams have until 5pm on Monday, 3 June to raise as much money as possible. “All funds raised must be delivered to Event

Organiser Claire Phillips by 5pm on Monday, June 3 and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, 4 June. It’s a great day and it’s for a great cause so I expect we’ll see plenty of teams lining up for the challenge.” The festivities will get underway from 11am – 6pm on Sunday, 9 June. For more information or to register for the Corporate Team Challenge go to

Thirteen pubs in Maryborough will participate in this year’s World’s Greatest Pub Fest:

1953 Ford Prefect,ideal for restoration,enough parts and panels to rebuild 2 vehicles.Authentic parts. Owner does not have the time for the restoration project. Motor runs well. Asking only $1150 ono. Phone 4123 0578 after 5pm.

Carriers Arms Hotel Criterion Hotel Post Office Hotel Aussie Hotel Murphy’s Hotel Westside Tavern Central Hotel

Portside Rotary Hotel Lamington Hotel The Old Sydney Hotel Granville Hotel Customs House Hotel Shamrock Hotel

1990 Yamaha Virago, 1100cc. Fully recond., gear sack, reg. October. $1250, ono. Phone 4123 0578. 2 Camp stretchers a1 condition $75. Phone 41230578.

For Sale. For full details telephone 4121 4726 business hours. As new Madison Pro punching bag with moveable floor tie down. $100. Phone 41232208 or 0438150106.

China cabinets: left $399, ono; right, $349, ono. Phone 4122 3943.

Maryborough State High School prefects at the Zonta Club breakfast with Jenny Woodward (guest speaker). They are from left: Haiden Roger, Kellie Jensen, Hannah Carmichael, Cassie Scott, Nicolette Harper, Kacy Frampton, Rylee Williams, Karlee Edie, Bridget Wendland, Becky Macklin, Brianna Ryan, Elissa Gray, Maddi Waldock, Amber-Louise Sleight.

Prefects join Zonta members for breakfast Fourteen prefects from Maryborough State High School attended the Zonta Club breakfast celebrating International Women’s Day at the Carriers Arms on March 8 in Maryborough. Principal Ms Karen McKinnon, Deputy Principal Leanne Muston and Year 12 Level Coordinator Carrie Taylor, School Captain Cassie Scott and Vice-Captain Haiden Roeger and her fellow prefects enjoyed the passionate presentation from Guest speaker Jenny Woodward. Marketing: - Production:

Jenny Woodward, one of Australia’s longest serving weather presenters for ABC Television, described her successful career path spanning more than 25 years. Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell and Jenny Woodward came to the Maryborough State High School table and congratulated the students for their attendance, great behavior and school presentation as the young ladies enjoyed their plate of fruit and yoghurt. Globe News, April-May, 2013 Page 11

Globe News - Production - 100% Aussie made

Exciting career ahead for USQ business student An exciting career in the resource industry is in store for USQ Fraser Coast business student Thomas Sugget following his acceptance of an offer from multinational mining and petroleum company BHP to join its graduate program. “I’m quite excited,” the USQ Bachelor of Business (Management and Leadership and Supply Chain Management) student said. “It’s a great opportunity that I hope will lead to bigger things ahead.” Mr Sugget said the two-year Graduate Program was run through BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, the Queensland-based coal sector of BHP. “The resource sector is where I see myself staying long-term. I’m mostly interested in the supply and logistic sectors as well as negotiation and conflict resolution.” The USQ Fraser Coast Student Representative Council president and former Fraser Coast Anglican College student was born in Western Australia and moved to Hervey Bay with his family about five years ago. Now finalising his USQ Bach-

Thomas Sugget . . . to join BHP graduate program.

elor of Business program, Mr Sugget said he fast-tracked his studies over the Christmas and New Year holiday period to fit in further studies before starting the BHP Graduate Program next year. “I did courses over summer to speed it up so I could get in six

months of Post Graduate studies this year.” Mr Sugget said the BHP offer came as a result of participating in a 12-week internship with the company. “I initially started looking for graduate programs and then I found out about vacation programs that are pretty much the stepping stones to graduate programs. “A lot of companies offer internships. That’s a 12-week stint with a company to show you what it’s about and gives them a chance to get to know you better and see if you’re suited to their graduate program. I applied for a lot of those and was lucky enough to be accepted by BHP, which led on to being offered the grad. program.” The BHP Billiton Foundations for Graduates Program gives graduates the opportunity to learn from BHP leaders, build global networks of colleagues and participate in learning and development opportunities. The challenging and rewarding two-year journey attracts the best university graduates from around the world.

Ramblers Valerie Ireland, Marian Fletcher and Gill Larkin present Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell with a donation to the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund.

Ramblers help with rebuilding Members of the Hervey Bay Ramblers have dug deep to help those affected by the recent flooding and tornado. The group, which holds regular walks at locations across the region, donated $500 to the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund.

”It’s great to be able to help out,” Club president Marian Fletcher said. The money donated to the fund will go to help out Fraser Coast families affected by the recent flood and tornado, Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell said. “Anyone can donate money to the fund which will be used only for charitable purposes.” “The funds will be allocated at the discretion of the Mayor as needs come to light,” Cr O’Connell said. “Applications are not complicated, just a simple letter to the Mayor, and judged on their merit with the aim to help locals.” Donations can be made at any of the Council’s customer service centres in Hervey Bay, Maryborough or Tiaro.

New Face of Training on the Fraser Coast Are you interested in a hospitality career or in becoming a chef? Have you been cooking for years but need the qualification you deserve? Bay Fusion Food Design on the Fraser Coast has expanded and provides a range of nationally accredited training programs across the whole spectrum of the hospitality industry in conjunction with a Melbourne based RTO. They support career seekers, apprentices, trainees and employers in the hospitality industry by providing support, information, advice and funding assistance. Bay Fusion has three experienced training and development consultants, who are skilled industry experts in commercial cookery and hospitality offering employers and trainees a strong focus on culinary and front of house skills. Allow our chef trainers to provide your staff with professional quality, in depth training which will enable

them to enhance their productivity and efficiency greatly. We are proud to train and work with people with disability and barriers and provide extra support, understanding and one on one teaching to achieve the desired result. We have recently set up a fundraising arm for a non for profit Hervey Bay based rehabilitation center and custom designed an in house training program to assist the business with up skilling workers, provide training and employment opportunities and use government training incentives to provide the training at a close to cost neutral value. This can be replicated in many other businesses across our area for everyone’s benefit. No matter what industry you are in, investing in training through the appointment of an apprentice or trainee can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. With access to several

Bay Fusion Food Design proprietor Russell Czinege (right in white coat) and executive chef Klaus Hubber (standing left), supporter Keith Pitt (centre) and consultant Darren Yates (right) with trainees at the organisation’s kitchen in Hervey Bay.

different streams of Government funding, we can assist and advice employers to receive training cash incentives.

If you are a jobseeker and interested in completing training or pursuing a career in hospitality or commercial cookery

please contact our friendly team on 4181 2448 and let us help you to design a pathway to your new career!

Bay Fusion offers a strong focus on culinary and front of house skills Page 12. Globe News, April-May, 2013 Marketing: - Production:

Globe News April-May, 2013  

The eighth edition of Globe News which deals with education, employment and training with a bit of community news.

Globe News April-May, 2013  

The eighth edition of Globe News which deals with education, employment and training with a bit of community news.