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Drive 2 Work

Are you a young person looking for a job? Did you know that having your drivers’ licence can help you find employment?

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Dhilee's Story

Dhilee came to Australia hoping for great opportunities after working for a large firm in Sri Lanka. However, he needed SkillME's help to get his dream job.

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Hussein's Story

Since he arrived in Australia five years ago, Hussein has worked many casual cash-in-hand jobs.

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Vaucluse Church welcomes refugees

Wonderful to see Rev Michael Palmer and the community of St Michael's Anglican Church, Vaucluse hosting refugee families in a pre-Christmas lunch. We are proud to partner with these remarkable people.

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SkillME Collaborate with CASS

In December we say congratulations to the 11 students in the Cert III Individual Support group who have completed their training. This training is yet another successful collaborative project between SkillME, MTC Australia, BCA National and CASS Care.

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JUST REACH OUT - domestic violence awareness

We are proud to launch an important film for the Bangladeshi community: Just Reach Out. We hope this video can encourage communities to embark on a discussion about the difficult topic of domestic violence.

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Welcome to Metro Assist Limited.

Metro Assist has now registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The change will mean we are fit and ready for the future, with a new Board of Directors.

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White Ribbon Day 2016

With a fantastic turnout in three separate events in Ashfield, Marrickville, and Lakemba, it was another great year for raising awareness.

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STAP Excursion for Parents and Kids

A small group of parents and children have toured ACU North Sydney campus to learn about the Australian education system and begin their term-long STAP classes.

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SkillME Showcase

A showcase event held on 19 May received a wonderful turnout, all to see the students of the SkillME-facilitated Certificate II in Furniture Removal graduate. Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka was our special guest at the event.

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Staff Train in National Program

Seven Metro Assist Staff including managers and case workers attended a half day training session which is being rolled out nationally. The Community Awareness Training is aimed at building resilience in the community, recognising anti-social behaviours and processes that can lead to violent extremism.

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ParentsNext: A New Initiative

A new Government initiative is supporting parents to return to work, by extending support services to vulnerable families. Settlement Services International (SSI) and Metro Assist are working together to deliver the ParentsNext initiative in Bankstown and Condell Park where parents will be supported to prepare for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school.

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Syrian & Iraqi Refugee Forum

One hundred and fifteen representatives attended the Forum on the Settlement of Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in response to the announcement of the intake of 12,000 refugees from that region. Among the speakers was Professor Peter Shergold, Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney.

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Donate to Dress for Work

Dress for Work is a FREE service that provides professional business attire to men who are unable to afford quality clothing, enabling them to make a good first impression at important appointments and interviews. Dress for Work also provides job readiness...

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SkillME Launch New Program

SkillME, the project designed to help migrants and refugees to gain skills and get existing qualifications recognised, is undertaking another training package in partnership with MTC Australia which combines literacy, numeracy, and vocational training in furniture removal with pathways to training in forklift operation, warehousing and logistics.

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Launch of Think Ability: The Power Within

Think Ability: The Power Within is a documentary about disability in the Arabic Community and features real stories of people from Arabic speaking background. Metro Assist produced the documentary and it was released on 7 October 2015.

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New Settlement Services Programme Starts

July 1, 2015 marks the first day of the new Settlement Services Program (SSP) for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees, delivered by the 22 member consortium NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP).