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Year In Review

Year In Review

Looking back at 2021 and thinking WOW, what a year 💫 We… 🙌 Empowered young people with opportunities 🔗 Connected young people with education, training and jobs 🤝 Worked with amazing employer champions to provide work experience opportunities 💜Delivered a youth sexual...

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VPG Recruits Local Talent For Wuchopperen Traineeship Program

VPG Recruits Local Talent For Wuchopperen Traineeship Program

Following the success of the Wuchopperen Traineeship program in 2021, local not-for-profit organisation Vocational Partnerships Group (VPG) rolls out the recruitment drive for a second year running. Working together to strengthen employment prospects for Aboriginal...

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The Voice, October 2021 edition out now

The Voice, October 2021 edition out now

The latest edition of The VPG Voice is out now, keeping you up to date and informed on our most recent work in the FNQ community. It’s jam packed with talents, achievements and more. Click here to read. In this edition we: Announce the FNQ Youth Employment Body,...

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On the PaTH to a successful future in aged care

On the PaTH to a successful future in aged care

Through the Transition to Work Program, Retarna, Norma and Yulana have gained the qualifications, skills and confidence required to take on a PaTH Internship at a local aged care facility in their home community of Yarrabah. Through individual career counselling, the...

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VPG Participant Josiah’s Transition to Work Success

VPG Participant Josiah’s Transition to Work Success

"VPG have given me the opportunity to explore careers I didn’t know existed - opening my eyes to different possibilities. They’re always there cheering me on, believing in me, and helping me be the best version of myself." ~ JOSIAH, VPG PARTICIPANT Josiah left school...

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The Voice, August 2021 edition out now

The Voice, August 2021 edition out now

The latest edition of the VPG Voice is out now, keeping you informed of our most recent work in the community. Click here to read. In this edition we: Shine a spotlight on local talent in FNQ and celebrate their success and achievements in education and employment...

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VPG Participant James’ Transition to Work Success

VPG Participant James’ Transition to Work Success

"Doing this line of work and knowing I can do it for the rest of my life, with a good pay check, is a future for me." ~ James, VPG participant engaged in the Transition to Work (TtW) Program. Playing rugby league at a professional level, James endured extensive...

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Work Experience And Why It Matters

Work Experience And Why It Matters

VPG has been coordinating work experience placements within Far North Queensland for 23 years, partnering with over 5,000 local employers. Employer Champion Jane Hanan, Director at Clarke & Prince, Architects, is a devoted and passionate advocate for the program,...

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VPG Participant Catherine’s Transition to Work Success

VPG Participant Catherine’s Transition to Work Success

"VPG got me somewhere I didn’t think I could possibly get to” ~ Catherine, VPG participant engaging in the Transition to Work (TtW) Program. Relocating from Cooktown to Cairns, Catherine was referred to the TtW program at VPG to build her work readiness skills and...

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The Voice, June 2021 edition out now

The Voice, June 2021 edition out now

The June edition of the VPG Voice is out now and is jam packed with opportunities available to local employers and young people in Far North Queensland. Please find attached. Click here to read. In this edition we: Review tailored recruitment solutions in action...

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