Unley Publications : Unley Life Summer 2017
08 New migrants are being offered a chance to improve their employment prospects via the City of Unley’s New Migrant Internship Program. Council has partnered with the Australian Migrant Resource Centre to deliver the program in the hope of creating better futures for its participants. City of Unley CEO Peter Tsokas said this exciting new initiative reflected Council’s commitment to providing positive, practical experiences for people in the community who may need help to broaden their skills. “ T he City of Unley hopes to improve the employment prospects of participants via work placements and assistance with things like resume writing and becoming par t of the local community,” Mr Tsokas said. The New Migrant Internship Program’s official launch follows the success of a placement undertaken by pilot program participant Sahima Hassani. Ms Hassani volunteered at the Unley Library and community centres along with the Supported Residential Facilities (SRF) Program and environmental projects. She said the skills she learnt from the placement would serve her well in her future endeavours. “I enjoyed interacting with different people from all over the community and learning about council programs. I was particularly impressed with the SRF program and how it assists older residents in the area,” Ms Hassani said. Three-month placements offered as part of the New Migrant Internship Program are open to par ticipants aged over 18 years. They provide training in skills including cleaning, general maintenance, administration, hospitality, research, event planning and information technology. For more information and/or to register your interest, visit amrc.org.au My Unley Save time and take care of council business online, from your smartphone, tablet or PC. • Report an issue • Lodge a request • Make a payment It’s quick to register, simply visit unley.sa.gov.au and click on My Unley. “I enjoyed interacting with different people from all over the community and learning about council programs." Sahima Hassani Job prospects boost for new migrants Sahima Hassani, CEO of AMRC Eugenia Tsoulis OAM (middle) , and City of Unley CEO Peter Tsokas.
Unley Life Spring 2017