Geelong job seekers show off culinary skills
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Parents from the Geelong region have been enrolled by MatchWorks
in a fun 7-week cooking course as part of the MatchWorks Principal
Carer Parent Program.
The parents, who are preparing to return to work, are completing
the home cooking course at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong in
order to develop skills required to make healthy meals for their
families in a time efficient manner. Last week they learnt how to
cook chicken fajitas from scratch.
MatchWorks Executive Director Renae Lowry said the 17-week
Principal Carer Parent Program, which began in February, was aimed
at providing entry level work skills to the participants, including
job search assistance and employability skills.
"Participants are also working on building healthy
relationships, developing sustainable life skills, the importance
of good role models and utilising personal goal attainment to
progress to employment," she said.
"The cooking element of the program is useful for working
parents as they can better plan, make healthy choices and ensure
that the family maintains a good routine in their everyday
The Principal Carer Parent Program has received funding from the
Australian Government, Department of Employment and is open to
participants from all jobactive providers.
Pictured below: Participants showing off their cooking
skills at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong.
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