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Job Seekers Pumalay Mudliar, Anmol Singh, Christopher Prinze, and Michael Noble all graduated with a Certificate III in Retail in March 2020 just before the COVID-19 social distancing and lockdowns came into place.
The Certificate III in Retail is delivered in partnership with ACACIA College and is a free course for DES participants, driven by the need to upskill our Jobseekers and help them find sustainable employment in the retail sector.
Job Seeker Pumalay Mudliar was motivated by, and enjoyed the course, receiving an excellent recommendation from the assessor, which can help him secure employment in the future. Pumalay came from Fiji in 2000 with his family. He was a teacher for more than 22 years, both here and in Fiji but had to retire from the profession due to health reasons. As such, he continues to challenge himself with new opportunities such as the DES Retail Training. As an ex-teacher, he was also a great support to his fellow student classmates during the course and together they put in a lot of work to complete the short course.
“This group has done exceptionally well and have thrown themselves into the study regime and the results show that they were diligent students” said Nicollette East, Trainer at ACACIA College.
For SydWest, this was an opportunity to guide our DES participants in their study and provide a safe place (both physically and mentally) for them to come each week and participate in the program.
The short course has proven successful with the Jobseekers and a great partnership opportunity for SydWest with ACACIA College and we are proud to continue working with the college to support our clients in the future.
The Retail industry has been extremely hard-hit by COVID-19 and despite available supports from the Government to rebuild the economy of the country, our DES Jobseekers are still actively looking for work.
21 May 2020
SydWest Multicultural Services wishes to acknowledge and thank all of our dedicated and hardworking volunteers. Together we make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve.
This week is #national volunteer week. #volunteering is a great way to connect with your local community!
Creative, powerful women to shine a light on how we can collectively help to create a gender equal world.
SydWest Multicultural Services is proud to announce that they will be hosting their International Women’s Day 2020 event at the Blacktown Arts Centre on Friday 6th March from 6pm.
You’re invited to join the SydWest International Women’s Day event - #eachforequal – on Friday 6th March from 6pm at the Blacktown Arts Centre.
The Blacktown Employment Accelerator is on again for 2019! A unique event aimed at accelerating new job opportunities for multicultural job-seekers of the Blacktown area.
SydWest Multicultural Services was proud to share our work with the Governor of NSW today.