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ECCQ celebrates 26 community members gaining Australian skills and qualifications

ECCQ held a graduation ceremony on 6 September for participants who have successfully completed ECCQ’s employment pathway projects, Bright Future and Building Australian Skills for Employment (BASE).

These projects are proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

The Bright Future Project offers a Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care), on the job training through placement with a local aged care provider and assistance securing employment. Some of the 15 graduates have already received jobs offers. 11 BASE participants were placed in community sector organisations in paid traineeship roles. They developed their skills, experience, networks and connections.

On the day, five participants shared their experiences. BASE participant, Callixte Nsengiyumva, said: “In reality, this program enormously added value to our individual capacity to realise our respective dreams in Australia by empowering each and every one of us to embrace a new work environment in a new country and a new culture.”

ECCQ CEO Peter Last handed out individual certificates and congratulated the graduates.

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