The Tools for Success program is a new scholarship provided by NSW Family and Community Services, encouraging women living in social housing to take up a career in non-traditional trades.
Second round applications open on 5 January 2015 and close on 27 February 2015.
Tools for Success is offering the following scholarships to support women living in social housing:
- up to $1000 to attend pre-apprenticeship training in a non-traditional trade through TAFE, a registered training organisation or a group training organisation (50 scholarships available).
- up to $5000 to start or continue an apprenticeship in a non-traditional trade (40 scholarships available).
Please note that the scholarships are open to women already participating in apprenticeships, as long as they meet eligibility requirements. (See attached Guidelines)
We’re asking you and your organisation to help us promote the Tools for Success scholarships by:
- Displaying the Tools for Success posters in visible areas
- Distributing Tools for Success flyers
- Informing your staff and networks about the scholarships
- Sharing information about the scholarships and Tools for Success via your social media channels
- Actively encouraging women to take up the scholarships.
The application must made through the online application form available on the Tools to Success website: http://www.communityhousing.org.au/toolsforsuccess
During April and May this year, RDA Illawarra will be coordinating the recruitment of Illawarra region householders who are aged 60 and over and who are struggling with the rising costs of living to participate in an energy efficiency project.
The project is designed to:
- trial and evaluate a number of different approaches that assist low income households to be more energy efficient
- capture and analyse data and information to inform future energy efficiency policy and program approaches.
We are aiming to have up to 900 households involved by mid-2014, and we hope that you can help us achieve this target by forwarding details of the project during the recruitment period.
If you are in regular contact with these members of our community via mail-outs, newsletters, bulletin boards or forums we would appreciate your help with the recruitment.
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Deborah Petkovic has joined the RDA Illawarra team as the Project Manager for the Energy Efficiency in the 3rd Age (EE3A) project. Deborah’s experience includes sustainability and local government in the Illawarra region.
The EE3A project will focus on research and reducing energy consumption amongst low income older people whilst maintaining quality of life. The EE3A project is an Australian Government initiative, funded by the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP) through the Department of Indusrty that has provided RDAI with a $2.3M grant to lead a consortium of regional stakeholders to fulfil the goals of the project. Click here to read more.
For more information on the LIEEP program, Deborah can be contacted on 4227 4500 or email@example.com