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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Get Set Program Top 3 Finalist

PCYC Whitsunday’s Get Set for Work Program has become a top 3 finalist in the Queensland Training Awards.

The award is part of the Community Training Initiative of the Year category in a North Queensland regional area.

The awards ceremony takes place in Townsville on Saturday 20 July, 2024.

With testimonies from parents, and students, PCYC Brand Manager Sergeant Billy Li believes they’ve put in a strong application and they have a strong chance of winning.

If they win, the Get Set for Work program will be selected as a state finalist and will attend the state final awards night in Brisbane on Saturday 7 September, 2024.

Winning either award would create an opportunity for PCYC to grow their program.

Billy believes winning the awards will create better awareness for the program, which is currently only known about through word of mouth.

With greater awareness, participant numbers can grow and with high numbers Billy wants to see kids from other areas have access to their program.

The PCYC Get Set for Work program is dedicated to disengaged kids or young adults who need extra support to create better employment pathways.

The PCYC Get Set for Work program coordinator, Scott Lynch said “We help participants build resumes, cover letters, we help them obtain industry entry level certifications, so things like construction white cards and responsible service of alcohol.”

Get Set for Work is one of eight programs that make up the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

PCYC Get Set for Work program coordinator, Scott Lynch and PCYC Brand Manager Sergeant Billy Li, will be heading to the awards in Townsville soon. Photo supplied

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