Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Fourteen local job seekers from MAX Employment have participated in the refurbishment of the grounds at Davies Park in West End and the completion of the project on 11 November 2011 will mark the graduation of half of the participants.

The Community Horticulture Employment Support Project (CHESS), which started on 16 May 2011 included paving, the creation of new gardens, rendering and general maintenance of the fields, to restore the park after the recent floods.

Also in attendance at the graduation ceremony will be Councillor Helen Abrahams from the Gabba electorate, who said that the CHESS project has her strongest support.

“The project provides a supportive environment for the students and the possibility to even have a chat with Mal Meninga.

“It is a win-win partnership for everyone, the students are learning practical skills and the Club will end up with landscaped areas around the clubhouse,” Cr Abrahams said.

The seven graduating participants will receive their Certificate II in Horticulture while the other seven participants will be continuing their qualification requirements by participating in the other West End project to also complete their Certificate II in Horticulture over the coming months.

Managing Director of MAX Employment, Mr Michael Hobday, is pleased to see the participants embrace the initiative.

“Past results from National Green Jobs Corps projects have shown a diverse impact on participants. The program provides a forum for job seekers to network and make friends, earn recognised certification, instil positive work ethics, develop new skills and experiences and build confidence and self esteem” Mr Hobday comments.

MAX Employment clients joined forces with Maxima Training, South’s Rugby Leagues Club, Centrelink - South Brisbane, other Job Service Australia (JSA) providers in the Brisbane area and Westpac who donated $25,000 towards the project.

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MAX Employment

MAX Employment is dedicated to finding jobs and changing lives and recognises the National Green Jobs Corps initiative as a great way to integrate young unemployed individuals into the workforce while making a positive difference to our environment and community.
Lizelle Bird
P: (07) 3809 5139


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