We celebrate 30 years and other exciting news for our last newsletter of 2016

Metro Assist client in the news, a new DV video resource for the Bangladeshi community and our 30th Anniversary party!

With the appointment of new Directors to the Board of Metro Assist Limited, we are prepared and optimistic about the year ahead. But before we look forward, let us take a step back and appreciate the past of Metro Assist, which was established as the Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre 30 years ago...

Or read on below for more news and events:

Metro Assist client tops HSC course


We were so proud to see that Hicham Jansis, whose family arrived in Australia just two years ago after fleeing Homs in Syria, has come first in the state for Arabic Extension. Congratulations!
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Metro Assist Celebrates 30 years


We were proud to welcome over 100 staff, partners and distinguished guests to our 30th Anniversary event in Punchbowl. 
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Start your engines! Another bunch of graduates of our SkillME collaboration with ATS - these guys have just passed their Heavy Vehicle driver training and have their license. It gave our CEO a chance to show off his HR license too.

Just Reach Out


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.
Watch the film

Skilled Migrant Development


Migrants with professional skills often have trouble finding work in Australia. With a successful program finishing up in December, we are launching another program in 2017.
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CASS Care & SkillME collaborate


11 students successfully completed their Cert III in Individual Support in another SkillME course which combines English language and vocational training. Three of them have already been offered jobs!
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We wish all our friends, clients, partners and supporters a safe and happy Christmas holiday and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for your support in 2016. All our offices will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 and will re-open Monday, 9 January 2017.

Welcome to Metro Assist Limited


Metro Assist has now registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The change means we are fit for the future with a new Board of Directors (pictured). Welcome!

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Inner West Migrant Voices


In collaboration with Burwood Council, Metro Assist is collecting the stories and artworks of first and second generation migrants in the Burwood and Inner West area for a new publication launching on Harmony Day 2017.

Learn more and contribute

Bankstown Office Launch


Thank you to all who came and helped launch our new office in the heart of Bankstown. It was a great event for all involved. 
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Wonderful to see Reverend 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.

White Ribbon Day


It was a joy to attend the various White Ribbon Day events in our area. Every year the events grow, as does the awareness around this important issue.
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