A new initiative has been launched by Centacare Employment and Training in Western Australia with the aim of supporting migrants and humanitarian entrants to integrate into the community. Source: The eRecord.
The Connecting Up Program was launched on July 5 with special guests, key stakeholders including West Australian Minister for Training, Water and Youth Simone McGurk.
The free program is a collaborative effort between Centacare Employment and Training and the Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. It aims to empower participants by addressing their unique needs and challenges through individualised mentoring and practical guidance.
In launching the initiative, Centacare chief executive Lee-Anne Phillips highlighted the program’s significance and expressed her gratitude to the partners, stakeholders, and supporters who had contributed to its conception.
Centacare’s Connecting Up Program Coordinator, Donna Stones, talked about Centacare’s commitment to empowering individuals and fostering a sense of belonging within the community.
One of the key objectives of the Connecting Up Program is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where participants feel supported and encouraged to engage with the community actively.
By offering a range of services, such as assistance with employment, education, and social connections, the program helps individuals navigate the often-complex process of settling into a new country.