Frankston job seekers create mini golf course for local youth
Friday, 31 March, 2017
MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers have assisted in
the design and creation of a transportable 9-hole mini golf course
for the Frankston City Council North Hangout.
The golf course, named Peninsula Sandtrap, was unveiled
yesterday at a celebratory event at Frankston North Community
Centre. Guests enjoyed a game of mini golf and wood fire pizza at
Frankston City Council youth service staff will utilise the mini
golf course as a recreational activity to engage local youth from
Thirty-eight Work for the Dole job seekers worked on the project
at Envision Employment Services in Rosebud over six months.
Project supervisor Pierre Du Toit said the job seekers had
gained and refined valuable skills in trade areas as well as
obtaining practical skills that local employers require.
"Job seekers were involved in research and design of the golf
course and also learnt woodwork skills, including the use of hand
and power tools, sanding and painting," he said.
"By participating in this Work for the Dole project, job seekers
have also learnt the value of punctuality, team work and social
skills, respect for others, cooperating with supervisors, staff and
other participants and practicing appropriate dress, hygiene and
attitudes in the workplace.
"Four job seekers gained full-time employment and another four
gained part-time employment during the project, which is a
This Work for the Dole Coordinator project was a Federal
Government funded initiative and was open to job seekers from
various employment providers.
Pictured below: MatchWorks, Envision Employment Services
and MAX Solutions team members with the Peninsula Sandtrap mini
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