Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has congratulated students involved in the Real Futures Foundation program following a site tour and awards presentation on Friday 10th November.
The Real Futures Foundation is a not for profit program funded through the NSW Governments Smart and Skilled Program, assisting twelve students achieve pre-vocational part qualifications which will better position them to apply for apprenticeships and determine their skill matches, to roles in the heavy vehicle mechanical and electronics industries.
The program collaborates with State Training Services, WesTrac Institute, Tomaree High School, Irrawang High School, Hunter River High School and St Philip’s Christian College at Salamander Bay.
Mr MacDonald joined Greg Graham CEO WesTrac NSW to present certificates to the participating students and congratulated them for their involvement in the high quality and intensive training program.
“The funding and event is a demonstration of the NSW Liberal National Government’s commitment to supporting youth employment opportunities in the Hunter. I was particularly pleased to hear how the $73 billion infrastructure investment by the Government is underpinning economic activity and jobs in the region” Mr MacDonald said.
“High school students of Port Stephens who are keen on a career in the heavy vehicle and electronics industries are well placed by this excellent program and I thank WesTrac, State Training Services and the surrounding High Schools for their successful collaboration and involvement in the project”.