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Family and opportunity have brought Mark and Candice Deere back home. The former Maryborough students recently returned to the Heritage City with their daughter and decided to start their own business. For more than a decade since graduating from Maryborough High they have studied, travelled and worked their way through a variety of jobs. They found their niche in the world of film production and have set up their business, 46 Video, in the Globe Business Centre. We put a few questions to Mark.


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One of the toughest things for jobseekers who have been out of work for a while is regaining their confidence. Christie Robinson knows this only too well. Although she was very keen to work, and would be an asset to any workplace, her confidence was low. This, coupled with her anxiety and lack of belief in herself held her back from long term employment. Red Cross Employment Services Pialba began working with Christie, ascertaining what she would like to do, and where she would be most comfortable. Red Cross Employment Services began speaking to employers about Christie’s keen nature, and her valuable experience. One of these employers was Torbay Retirement Villages Limited at Torquay. Torbay was looking for employees to fill domestic roles and asked to meet with Christie. Although Christie was not suited to this particular position, Torbay’s HR Department immediately saw potential in Christie and of offered her the opportunity to take on the role of kitchenhand. Christie’s positive nature despite having low confidence and knockbacks was contagious.

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# Where did you both go to school? Candice went to Granville State School then Maryborough High. I went to St Mary’s Primary, St Mary’s High til Year 10, then Maryborough High. We first met at Maryborough high. # Which university? I studied at Griffith and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) Candice studied at University of Queensland. # What did you study and graduate in? I have a Bachelor of Multimedia and a Master of Creative Media (Film & Television Production). Candice has a Bachelor of Social Work. # Where have you worked? While we were students, we both had a number of customer service jobs - the coolest being my job at a cinema and Candice’s job at a video store. After graduating from Uni, Candice worked as a social worker and a teacher aide, while I worked as a photographer, and then a cameraman and editor at a Melbournebased advertising company. We moved back to Queensland in 2010 to run the Brisbane franchise of a successful media production company that specialised in real estate videos. Since 2004, we have also worked on our own low-budget, independent movies. In 2011, one of our scripts won a development grant with Screen Queensland, which allowed us to work as paid screenwriters for 12 months. # Do you have a memorable job experience? Each of our independent movie shoots have had their fair share of awesome memories. Being part of a team, working on a project that everyone cares about is such a rewarding experience. Everyone pulls together and puts in so much time and energy - it is so humbling. We shot our first indie movie in Maryborough and it

Mark and Candice Deere have returned to their home town and started a new business. was one of the most fun, and challenging, experiences we’ve ever had. And even though the finished movie wasn’t very good, we learned a lot and we look back on it with very fond memories. # What is your business about? Our business is about creating corporate videos for other businesses, organisations and community groups. Video is such a powerful tool that can be used for promotion/advertising, internal training and raising awareness in the community. We feel that every business, organisation and group could benefit from using video in a way that meets their needs, and we are excited about exploring the opportunities for video production in the local area. # Do you have a web page for your business? Yes. It is: # What potential exists for your business? There is huge potential for us to help local businesses increase their online presence and enhance public perception of their business by using video. Based

on the rapid growth and success of our property videography business in Brisbane, there are also many opportunities for real estate agents in the Fraser Coast to build their reputations by using video to market their properties. We have already done a number of jobs for real estate agents, property developers and home builders since starting up 46 Video. # Do you have any long-term dreams/ goals that you can tell us about? We love making videos because we love telling stories and conveying messages through a visual medium, so our long-term goal is to work on large-scale productions, including movies and possibly television. We would also love to create opportunities for local people to be involved in video productions, because we believe it builds a great sense of community. This is important to us, because our highest priority is our family, and we want to raise our family in a close-knit community, while running a successful business that offers us creative fulfillment.

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Danica Butler (left), Rowan Pienaar, William Connell, Harrison Dodd, Nick Young and Reece Alletag from Aldridge High School will get a taste of university life during the next holidays.

Former Maryborough Sate High School student Bradley Nichols received a Highly Commended resulting in a $1000 cash prize and a certificate of recognition in the TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships program. The annual award supports exemplary Queensland students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their school and community and

academic excellence through their achievements in Year 12. The award is a memorial to Thomas Joseph Ryan, Queensland Premier from 1915 to 1919, and recognises his dedication to public

life. Bradley is now studying a dual degree in Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Queensland.

Young Einsteins off to uni holiday camps Six young Einsteins from Aldridge State High School will get a hands-on taste of university life after receiving scholarships to attend two prestigious holiday programmes run by the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology this month. Year 11 students Nick Young, Reece Alletag and Harrison Dodd are three of only forty regional students statewide selected to attend the QUT’s Vice-Chancellor’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) live-in camp. Meanwhile Year 10 students William Connell, Danica Butler and Rowan Pienaar have been ac-

cepted into three of the 48 places available in the week-long Queensland Junior Physics Olympiad run by the University of Queensland. The four-day STEM camp will give students an exciting opportunity to engage in solving some of the major challenges facing our society and planet in the twenty-first century. Students will take advantage of the unique learning environment of QUT’s new Science and Engineering Centre. The Physics Olympiad aims to develop problem solving skills as well as an appreciation and understanding of physics. Packed full of forums,

workshops, experiments and interactive discussions the students will have personal access to University of Queensland lecturers, researchers and tutors in the state of the art facilities at the University of Queensland. Mathematics Head of Department, Steve Whitaker said: “It’s a great testament to the calibre of our students to have three students selected for each program considering the limited spaces available.’’ Both programs will broaden the students’ horizons by giving them valuable insight into university courses and career opportunities.”

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Aldridge’s Alternative Agriculture crew, has been busy recently getting ready for their next project, which will hopefully ensure a bumper crop. At present they are pre-

paring beds for the planting of broccoli. This involves fertilising the soil and learning how to use machinery to rotary hoe the beds. Other activities that have been keeping the students occupied

include the daily feeding of cattle, checking water levels and monitoring the weight and growth of chickens. They enjoy the practical opportunities and breath of fresh air Agriculture offers them.

Maryborough State High School student Kailan Harris is the Wide Bay 18 yrs Boys 3000m Age Champion and will be heading to Bundaberg for the state trials on June 21 and 22.

Flood-hit areas to put on shows

The flood-affected areas of Teebar and Tiaro will receive special financial support to ‘put on a show’ later this year. Member for Maryborough Anne Maddern said that both the Teebar Show and Sports Stampede as well as the Tiaro Farming and Lifestyle Field Day were two of 17 successful applications for the Events Flood Assistance Program (EFAP).


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Brianna chosen for Creative role Each year, the most talented dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland state schools come together to stage one of the state’s largest performing arts events. Maryborough State High School student Brianna Ryan (pictured at rehearsal) has once again been selected for a lead vocal role in Creative Generations. “I am completing Year 12 this year, so it was such a big decision to try out again this year and it’s such a privilege to be selected two years running,’’ Brianna said. Brianna performed a solo

at the recent Maryborough State High School MADD concert at the city hall and will perform in a duet as well as a few ensembles in the Creative Generation performance. More than fifteen hundred students from across Queensland showcase their talent by starring in the professionally produced show alongside some of Queensland’s leading professional artists. 2013 marks the ninth year of Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage with four arenastyle shows to be staged on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July at the Brisbane

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Rail Trail a step closer

Council has appointed Hervey Bay firm Engineers Plus to undertake detailed design and survey work as part of the proposed Mary to Bay Rail Trail along the old rail line that links Hervey Bay and Maryborough. A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway easement into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and horse riding. Councillor for Sport, Recreation, Open Spaces and Events Darren Everard said engineers will be investigating a number of design and construction aspects along a 10km stretch from Urraween to Takura. “The Mary to Bay Rail Trail could open up a whole new tourism and business market for the Fraser Coast,” he said. “The engineers will look at bridge design and costs over a number of crossings’’ The design work will start soon and is expected to take around four months.

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Council has thrown its support behind a new community smart phone application designed for the youth of the Fraser Coast. The app, has been developed to give local youth access to vital information and contacts during times of need. Councillor for Community, Heritage and Family Services George Seymour said the app was a fantastic initiative. “It was developed by local company Boulton’s Multimedia who sought input from local youth and community groups when developing the content,” he said. The information is grouped under a number of categories including: • Food • Money • Housing • Counselling • Health • Legal • Training • News and weather • Emergency Cr Seymour said the app allows youth in need to contact relevant community groups, government departments, youth organisations, charities and hospitals almost instantly. “It’s interactive so the users can call or send SMS, email or Facebook messages at the push of a button,” he said.



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Guidance officers schooled on scholarships When a young dad received a laptop under a USQ scholarship program he was thrilled – it meant he could finish his university studies. With limited income he hadn’t been able to afford the purchase. This is just one example of the many ways USQ helps students Sharon Coyne from Hervey Bay High School and with its diverse range of scholar- Brett Martell from Aldridge State High School share information during a break between sessions. ships on offer, “USQ has a diverse range of USQ Student Equity and Disability Manager Phillip scholarships available for high academic achievers, pro-active Eastment said as he addressed 15 school representatives attend- students and equity groups including low socio-economic peoing the 2013 Guidance Officer ple, Indigenous Australians and Day at the Fraser Coast campus those in non-traditional careers recently. such as women in engineering Mr Eastment said it was parand men in nursing.” ticularly important that people As well as urging guidance in low socio-economic regions offi cers to spread information such as Wide Bay knew USQ about scholarship opportunities, scholarships were available and Mr Eastment also encouraged he urged the guidance officers them to ensure students with disto encourage all their students to abilities knew to register with the apply for every USQ scholarship Disabilities Resource Team. for which they were eligible. “Whatever the disability, we can find a way to help,” he said. USQ Fraser Coast school liaison officer Carly Ryder said sessions held during Guidance Officers Day were designed to better equip officers to advise and support students with their future career choices and the current issues faced by those students. USQ Student Equity and Disability ManagFor information about er Phillip Eastment (centre) shares scholarship information with Urangan State USQ scholarships and how High School guidance officers Mannly Du- to apply, see http://www. broy and Julie Franklin.

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For the chance to win one of these amazing flying machines with Wide Bay Institute of TAFE , all you need to do is take a photo, video or drawing of our WBIT mascot ‘Webber’ the frog in a workplace setting and post it to WideBayTAFE on facebook. See back for details.

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tudents can see the world from a whole new angle using Drone technology thanks to Wide Bay Institute of TAFE’s (WBIT’s) new competition. Senior TAFE in Schools Officer Andrew Dower is promoting a new competition aimed at encouraging people of all ages to investigate their job opportunities… and maybe win one of the coolest gadgets around for themselves or their school. Posters and entry details are being distributed across Schools and TAFEs of the Wide Bay showing how you could win one of four flying AR Drones equipped with video capture technology, valued at over $300 each. “TAFE is a leading technical training organisation that wants its students to view the world in a practical way,” said Mr Dower. Prizes will be awarded to one school in each of the Fraser Coast, Gympie and

Bundaberg Regions. The winning school will be the school of the student who submits a drawing/photo/ video of ‘Webber’ (TAFE’s frog mascot) and receives the most ‘likes’ on the WBIT Facebook page. An additional prize will be given to the individual who submits the photo/video which receives the most ‘likes’ overall. Mr Dower said the rules of the competition offer young participants the chance to do some job research in a fun way that shows off their creative skills at the same time. To win all you have to do is take a photo or draw a picture of ‘Webber’ in a workplace of your choice, then post it to Wide Bay TAFE, be as creative as you like! Entrants will be able to find extra images of Webber to print and cut out on WBIT’s facebook page and website. “We’re also distributing around one hundred little Webbers to our TAFE campuses and local Schools for some really good photo opportunities.

“Plenty of Mums and Dads have interesting jobs, so inviting ‘Webber’ to your workspace can be a good way to show everyone what goes on there and maybe win your local school a great prize.’’ Webber’s already been seen with the Australian Defence force and at several workshops, even as far away as Thailand and New Zealand. To get a chance at winning one of these great flying machines visit Wide Bay TAFE’s website or facebook page for further details. To find WBIT on facebook type WideBayTAFE facebook, remember that’s WideBayTAFE with no gaps, just like their training  Alternatively send your picture of ‘WBIT’s Webber in the workplace’ to or drop it in at your local WBIT campus. For details about any of TAFE’s innovative programs please call 1300 656 188.

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USQ Fraser Coast staff, stu• Aged Care dents and traditional indigenous • Automotive Studies owners the Butchulla people came together recently to com• Business Administration and Management memorate National Sorry Day and • Children’s Services National Reconciliation Week. • Construction and Owner Builders Indigenous dancer Richard • Disability Support (Joe Joe) Gala opened the onehour tribute with the Welcome to • Engineering Country dance and whale song • Fitness and Health on didgeridoo. Campus Executive • Hair and Beauty Manager Brett Langabeer also • Hospitality and Tourism welcomed everyone and invited them to make pledges of recon• Sustainability and Water Operations ciliation in the Sorry Day Pledge • Visual Arts ... and many more Book. USQ Fraser Coast has long had a strong affinity with the Butchulla people. Its Hervey Bay campus USQ Fraser Coast students Madisits on land where the traditional son Chapman (sitting) and Denika FOR owners used to live and has Lye sign the Sorry Day Pledge Book. commemorated the work of Elder call 1300 656 188 Aunty Olga Miller as a historian an initiative that University of and writer with a garden on the Southern Queensland is supportcampus named after her. ing, is held each year between National Reconciliation Week, May 27 and June 3. Globe News, June-July, 2013 Page 5 Marketing: - Production:


Scitech - a great way to learn about everything Wow! Learning can be a lot of fun. And, that definitely is the case during a visit to Scitech in West Perth. Scitech is Western Australia’s leading science education centre that offers engaging and interactive science experiences for visitors of all ages. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Featuring over 100 hands-on and engaging exhibits, Scitech encourage visitors to touch, twist, turn, question and explore. It opened in 1988 and over the years has added many more amazing features to its collection. Visitors can discover: • Super Science • Stories behind inventions • At home experiments • Fantastic facts • Earth and Beyond • Molecular Origami • Tips and Tricks • The Think Tank Scitech also has an extensive touring program that visits every regional and remote community across Western Australia These hugely popular Outreach programs deliver science shows and experiments to school and community audiences. Teachers also benefit from the Professional

Students visiting Scitech prove that hands-on learning can be a lot of fun.

Learning team, which offers development and support programs. Scitech is a must-see for people of all ages. If you can’t make it to the wild west just yet there is plenty of fun and information on the website. Visit and discover how the world really works. Other information such as opening times and costs are also included on the site.

The Queensland Government is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland to promote ‘Think Queensland, buy locally’ to help Queensland businesses. 412,000 small businesses are at the core of the state’s economy, representing over 96% of businesses and employing about 50%of private sector workers. Each dollar spent in a local business returns many times that amount to the local economy through employee wages, rates, and the purchase of goods and materials. Local businesses are the mainstay of our towns and suburbs and contribute to the community by supporting local schools, social services, and not-for-profit organisations. Chambers of Commerce, local members of parliament, councils, industry associations and service providers throughout Queensland will be actively

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A general manager has been appointed to take control of Fraser Coast Opportunities – the new group that will drive the region’s economic development, marketing, events and tourism. “Council has appointed David Spear, who has 15 year’s experience in the public and private sector in Victoria,” Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O’Connell said. “David has a strong track record of high performance creating jobs and economic development outcomes.’’ Mr Spear is the Executive Unit Manager for the Golden Plains Shire Council in charge of economic development. “I am thrilled to have been chosen to take up the position of General Manager of Fraser Coast Opportunities,” Mr Spear said. “The Fraser Coast has a strong construction investment pipeline of more than half-a-billion dollars, the prospect of more buoyant global economic conditions ahead and trends leading towards a lower Australian dollar. “These factors all position the Fraser Coast Region for a resurgence of growth and prosperity, particularly in key sectors such as tourism and construction, which have important flow on effects throughout the wider regional economy.’’ Fraser Coast Opportunities will ‘turbocharge’ economic development activities across the region,

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Putting up a flood levee to stop the river pouring into the Maryborough CBD via Queens Park could have a positive flow-on effect for the city heart. Flood-Proof the Mary Heart spokesman Andrew Duggan from Allikats On Kent said a levee wall built at the river entrance to Queens Park near the Maryborough Sailing club could mean relocating the railway line. He said that if the rail line had to be moved the ideal route would be to run it down Kent Street to join up with the current line near the swimming pool. “There could be a lot of potential to develop tourism in the CBD,’’ Andrew said. “We could have train stops where the Mary Ann could drop off and pick up tourists,’’ Andrew said. However, whatever the

Maryborough business owners Gordon and Isobel Dale have made a change of direction in their lives. The couple has sold their John Street Store to concentrate on Gordon’s political aspirations. “Isobel and I will stay in Maryborough and retire to concentrate on politics with the Katter Australian Party,’’ Gordon said. “We would like to sincerely thank the loyal customers who have supported us over the 12 years in business. “We will be travelling all over the electorate talking to the community on your issues that concern you most,’’ Gordon said. And the store will also be facing big changes. “The North side of Maryborough will have its first Foodworks,’’ Gordon said. The new owner will develop the site and spend up big providing extra refrigeration for fruit, vegies and dairy so it can meet the strict standards that Foodworks likes from its stores.

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outcome the priority was protecting businesses in the CBD during major floods. “Our main concern is for the levee itself,’’ Andrew said. “We are trying to flood-proof the city heart.’’ Andrew expressed concern about the state of the CBD and the lack of enthusiasm for business to get involved in it. He said there were 26 business sites vacant on the block bounded by Kent,

The City Heart Flood Levee Group is pushing for a levee to be built near the sailing club to keep the Maryborough CBD dry during flooding up to about 11 metres.

Adelaide, Ellena and Bazaar streets. The threat of flood every summer did nothing to attract more business and people to the area, Andrew said. “They don’t have anything to get excited about.’’ People need to be confident that the CBD would make a positive contribution to the city, he said. “Our priority is to work with the council in seeking government funding.’’

Flood levee worth it, ‘whatever the costs’ Flood-Proof the Mary Heart member John Horrex has been busy looking at plans and costs for the proposed levee. John is no stranger to the public domain having served as mayor of Tiaro and of the city of Hawkesbury. He has held board positions with state flood mitigation authorities and the Hawkesbury Catchment Authority. While his time in community service has given him a working knowledge of how government decision are made, John says that holding a builder’s licence for 30 years enables him to talk the talk on construction styles and costs. John was a bit sceptical when he read a Fraser Coast Council figure of $20 million for a levee. So he and builder Rus-

John Horrex . . . “We can come up with a practical plan for a levee.’’

sell Silcox spent some time surveying the site. He said they came up with a proposal of a levee about six metres high and 100 metres long. It would be a concrete wall with buttresses and could be landscaped on the inside. Their proposal would have an opening for trains that would only need to be closed during flooding. John said their idea would mean that no extra funds or work would be necessary to move the rail line. “You wouldn’t have to worry about safety issues

and the loss of car parks that a train track through the CBD would bring.’’ John and Russell plan to have a design engineer look at their ideas. “We believe we can come up with a practical plan for a levee that won’t interfere with rail or pedestrian traffic,’’ John said. “And it will cost substantially less than $20 million.’’ Whatever the cost, the levee bank would be worth it, he said. “The cost impact of the flood was far in excess of what a levee bank would cost.’’ Businesses that were affected lost trade which also impacted on staff. The economy suffered as big employers such as Woolworths and Telstra and several small businesses closed their doors to the rising water.

Community groups are being urged to tell the Fraser Coast Council the good news. Fraser Coast Councillor Chris Loft said many stories were left untold. “Our community groups do a fantastic job,’’ Cr Loft said. “We need to tell the greater community of these achievements.’’ Each councillor has been urged to compile a list of contributions and achievements reflecting the work that groups do in their divisions. Councillors plan to publish those achievement in newsletters and other media, he said. Marketing: - Production:

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Thousands of stories in one big old building

Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum director John Meyers (left) shows off his latest find with museum volunteers Garry Jamieson, Darryell Blackley and Alan Woodward. The bunk bed, donated by Cliff Knight of Degilbo Street, was used at a Z Special Unit training camp on Fraser Island during World War II. Z Special Unit was a joint Allied special forces unit formed during the Second World War to operate behind Japanese lines in South East Asia. Garry is holding another interesting find for John - a mirror from the Maheno, a ship which ran aground on Fraser Island in 1935. The mirror is on loan and will be restored to its former glory.

To the passer-by, the tall blue building in Maryborough’s Portside district gives a glimpse into the city’s colourful past. If the walls could speak, the magnificent heritage listed structure, built in 1879, could certainly tell a few stories about life in Wharf Street over the past 130 years. However, if that passer-by was to step inside they would be greeted by more than 7000 items of memorabilia in the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum. The building is literally packed to the rafters with wartime memories from the Boer War to Afghanistan. The exhibits include 2 Victoria Crosses, a Cross of Valour, Star of Gallantry, Star of Courage and many other significant medals, uniforms and period costumes as well as historic vehicles and scale models of ships and planes. The museum, run by John Meyers and his friendly team of volunteers, is open 7 days a week from 9am to 3pm. If you want a good taste of what to expect to see at the museum, go to their website at

Focus on Portside The historic Portside area of Maryborough and developing its tourism potential is the focus of an advisory group set up by the Fraser Coast Regional Council. “Council has launched the Portside Heritage Gateway Taskforce to assist and advise us in the development of the Portside Heritage GateCr George Seyway which incorporates the mour: Portside Customs House, Portside potential huge. Residence, Military Museum, Bond Store and the surrounding area,” Fraser Coast Regional Council Community, Cultural and Family Services Portfolio Councillor George Seymour said. “The taskforce brings together all of the potential tourist venues in the portside area to work together. “It will work with Council to develop positive strategies to ensure the development of exciting infrastructure to create a major, integrated tourism attraction for Maryborough that will increase visitor numbers and the amount they spend in the region.”

Can you help MSHS museum? Maryborough State High sharing stories and pride. Former students and staff from Maryborough State High are being called upon to help in any way with the school’s museum project. Maryborough State High School has applied for the Your Community Heritage program to promote the importance of heritage to the community and its role in bringing people together, creating community identity and a sense of pride. The grant submission was placed in March 2013 and the school has been awarded $5000 to enhance their Museum display and establish an Alumni in time for the Maryborough Open house on October 26. Your Community Heri-

tage program recognises that our heritage is not just about big heritage such as places on the World and National Heritage Lists, it is also about the heritage of individual communities, be they in regional Australia or small towns or in dispersed multicultural communities. It is about broadening our understanding and support of heritage and the organisations, individuals, volunteers and communities, who protect and manage so many of our unique heritage places and stories. Former teacher Alex Williamson and Publicity and Marketing officer Amanda Tatam are asking for public interest from former staff and students connected to the High school or Grammar to contact Amanda

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Maryborough State High School is seeking input from former staff and students to help with the school’s museum project.

Grants available for creative youth

Member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss is encouraging people aged 25 years and under to apply for grants to support their creative and artistic talents and participation in cultural, academic and community activities. “Grants of $500 for individuals and $3000 for groups of six or people are now available under the Australian Government’s Creative Young Stars program,” Mr Truss said. “There are many talented young people in Wide Bay who may need some extra financial assistance to help develop or showcase their abilities. “These grants will provide support and encouragement to young people to help them to participate in competitions, eisteddfods, public speaking tournaments and cultural, artistic or academic events,” Mr Truss said. “The grants can be used to subsidise the costs of travel, accommodation, costumes and related expenses associated with the particular activity.” Applications for the first round of funding opened on 1 June and will close on June 21. In Round 1, the program will deliver grants to up to 12 individuals and two groups in the Wide Bay electorate. For more information on the Creative Young Stars program visit news/pages/creative-young-stars or email or telephone 1300 363 079.

4120 9333 to register inter- an opportunity to incorpoest in the Alumni and the rate local history into the Museum. school curriculum. Principal Karen McKinIt is anticipated that non would like to open the funding for the Protecting National Historic Sites proschool museum in 2014 to gram will next be available all the regional schools to share local stories and is in 2014-15. Marketing: - Production:

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Fluid Power interest sought

Several employers of engineering apprentices have approached Wide Bay Institute of TAFE requesting a new apprenticeship program that delivers Certificate IV in Engineering, Fluid Power (MEM40105). If you are interested in employing or up-skilling an apprentice, or are interested in commercial short courses for existing workers in Fluid Power, then please contact Senior Training Consultant for Apprenticeships and Traineeships Kirsty Marwick on 0407 080 735 or kirsty.

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Pialba State School teacher James Goodfellow (left) with students Lanaya Appo, Montana Silver and Narakye Monaghan who found a star in the Hervey Bay Library’s games room.

Primary students wiser after Smart Steps It was a huge learning curve for Pialba State Primary School’s Year 6 and 7 students when they visited USQ Fraser Coast for the Smart Steps: Jobs to Go – Tertiary Trial Day on May 22. Smart Steps project manager Liz Blight said that as well as learning about careers, many of the 150 students visited a public library for the first time. As part of Wednesday’s Smart Steps program, USQ library staff organised a shape hunt to help familiarise students with the range of facilities available. In the games room, Lanaya Appo, Montana Silver and Narakye Monaghan found a star while other students searched for shapes in the various other areas. The students also participated in mini lectures and social activities during the day.

Pialba State Primary School principal Simon Boss-Walker said Smart Steps was an exciting program that gave primary students the opportunity to think about their subject choices before they started high school. “There are a lot of pathways to university and the Smart Steps program lets them see some of the options first-hand. Some of the careers the students talked about today included medical practitioner, architect and engineer.” Smart Steps: Jobs to Go is a career awareness program primarily targeting school students in Years 5 and 6. It aims to build awareness of the variety of careers that potentially lie ahead for students, reinforcing the value of both school education and further learning or training beyond school.

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Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn

Planning for the inaugural Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn is in full swing but organisers need your help. Acrylic yarn is needed to help our local knitters decorate the Maryborough CBD (Kent and Adelaide Street) and Hervey Bay CBD (Main Street) in bright colours to celebrate the festive season. Fraser Coast Tourism and Regional Marketing Portfolio Councillor Stuart Taylor (pictured) said donation bins have been set up at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough libraries ahead of the Christmas Yarn. “If you have yarn to spare, drop it off at one of the donation bins and help the Fraser Coast celebrate Christmas in a fun and unique way,” he said. Yarn bombing is often referred to as knitting graffiti, an urban ephemeral art that uses knitting and crochet to bring life and colour to community spaces. Cr Taylor said a working group of local knitters is already busy working on decorations for the Fraser Coast Christmas Yarn. Those interested in joining or wanting to know more about yarn bombing can come to a meeting on Thursday, 13 June at the Maryborough City Hall from 9am to 11am. “We want to see school groups, aged care groups, knitting groups and everyone else in the community knitting. Who knows - it could become an annual Fraser Coast event. “Even if you don’t want to knit, donations of old scarves or hats or pompoms will be put to good use. “It really has the potential to create a unique and quirky Christmas identity for the Fraser Coast which could attract visitors to the region.” For more information contact Council’s Community Development Team on 1300 79 49 29.

World of opportunity from trade training As hundreds of young people across the region consider their options in higher education, work or the notion of a gap year, TAFE advocate and Senior Training Consultant Kirsty Marwick urges motivated high achievers to combine their passions and consider vocational pathways that pay. A trade is a lot more than “something to fall back on,” says Kirsty at Wide Bay Institute of TAFE (WBIT) “it’s something you can take pride in and build a future around”. “Really, starting an apprenticeship or traineeship is like receiving a treasure map, but how much gold you receive depends on what skills you have and how hard you’re willing to work. “My role is to ensure Wide Bay TAFE has the best possible strategies in place, so employers and students get the most benefits from industry based training, consistently providing the right skills for the job are vital to our success and the region as a whole. “When an employer offers an apprenticeship to someone what they’re saying is, ‘I believe in you, I’m even going to pay you while I give you the skills to be the best you can be, and at the job you love doing!’ “TAFE is here to support employers in doing this and we certainly welcome enquiries from employers seeking flexible solutions in training their craftsmen and craftswomen of the future. Many employers actively look for TAFE graduates to fill trade vacancies. Statewide it’s been estimated 78% of TAFE students find work, with employment rates

Kirsty Marwick . . . “every day I get to meet successful people’’.

exceeding 90% locally in some course areas. Flexibility is an important aspect of the TAFE training approach, she says. “We’ve have almost limitless

When an employer offers an apprenticeship to someone what they’re saying is, ‘I believe in you’. ways to deliver, including online at-work video conferencing. “We’re committed to providing innovative options to support quality training wherever it may be delivered, to make it easier on all concerned. “There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice

or trainee, or a better time to consider these options as a pathway to a successful future. And Ms Marwick should know. Her chef qualifications have introduced her to a world of opportunity and travel. “I started my trade training at 18 and it has led me all over the world. I have been lucky enough to work in such a huge variety of situations from French Ski Resorts to Pearl Luggers travelling off the coast of Broome and Darwin. “I loved the freedom that having a trade gave me, to always have a job in any town or place I chose. “Once I starting working in Europe, I realised just how good my training was, as an Aussie Apprentice. “I could hold my own against any young European Chef and my Aussie TAFE/apprenticeship training saw me rapidly progress up through the kitchen brigade. “In just 10 short years I had received A Gold Plate Award for my A la Carte restaurant in the NT.” It was that success that led her towards her latest career, helping trainees and Apprentices in a wide range of trades. “Every day I get to meet successful people that have both trade and University backgrounds. “Most will confirm that the secret of their success is in understanding their business from the ground up, that’s the knowledge a trade qualification provides and it’s often the stepping stone to higher education. That’s the promise TAFE delivers.

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