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New Hunter Valley Jobs website launches

Cessnock City Council is urging businesses to assist in the test phase of a new local jobs portal and list their position vacancies for free. The new website, cessnockjobs.com.au, is being piloted to make hiring easier for Hunter Valley employers and job seekers.   The website is a one-stop online shop where businesses can advertise…

Feedback wanted from viticulture stakeholders on Diploma at Kurri TAFE

Over the past 18 months The Industry Skills Council and Skills Impact have conducted a review into the Viticulture Diploma Training Package, which was recently endorsed by the Federal Government. A summary is found below with a request for feedback on the make up of the new course. At the start of this project industry…

Business opportunity – How to become an NDIS provider

One in five people in Australia are identified as having a disability, and many are covered by the NDIS. As a result, there has been an increase in business opportunities to supply goods and services from outside of the service areas traditionally associated with the disability sector.     Types of businesses include: Financial assistance…

Council tests new partnership with STEM education for longer term employment outcomes

Council’s teaming up with STEM Industry School Partnerships Program The Cessnock Local Government Area is the home of STEM education in Australia, and Cessnock City Council is breaking new ground forging a fresh partnership.   Council and the STEM Industry School Partnerships Program (SISP) will partner to champion how local government can play a leadership…

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Hunter Valley Sommeliers – Youth Scholarship Opportunity

Youth Scholarship Opportunity Hunter Valley Sommeliers is all about progressing wine education for those involved in the local wine and hospitality industries. Their monthly wine dinners and masterclasses with industry leaders are designed to educate the palate, hone the senses and improve wine evaluation and appreciation skills. They are excited to announce that for the…

Cessnock City wins digital innovation award

Cessnock City Council rates high in small business digital innovation

Cessnock City Council’s economic development team have been presented with the inaugural Netstripes Digital Innovation Advocate Award on Tuesday 19 February at the ‘Bizruption’ event held in Sydney.   The Bizruption business event is supported by the NSW Business Connect program and endorsed by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology….

Digital Marketing in Cessnock

Digital marketing for tourism and service industries

NetStripes are running a new digital marketing workshop in Cessnock for small businesses in March. It’s tailored specifically for the tourism and services Industries, although it does have wider appeal.   After they ran two successful Bootcamps in 2018, netStripes asked Cessnock businesses to tell them what they wanted to learn next. Many of you…

From the chambers – Digital Training

Hunter Region Business Hub will be running the first of its 2019 workshops for digital business skills next week, Tuesday 12 February, 10am-12pm. Entitled ‘make Google fall in love with your website’ it is designed to give you the skills to attract more customers to your website and ultimately to your business. The HUB will…

Digital media training in Cessnock November 2018

Want to learn about Google Analytics, advertising on Facebook or Linkedin?

Advance Cessnock City hosted another round of the Digital Bootcamp in November. Participants learned many important aspects of operating a small business in the digital age, and importantly how to utilise digital technology and strategy for small businesses. Many said that they wanted to learn more about social media and how to use it in…

Training day in digital media Cessnock November 2018

Tell us what YOU want. 2019 digital training workshop options

Advance Cessnock City hosted another round of the Digital Bootcamp in November. Participants learned many important aspects of operating a small business in the digital age, and importantly how to utilise digital technology and strategy for small businesses. Many said that they wanted to learn more about social media and how to use it in…

The Digital Bootcamp is back!

A comprehensive program to deliver awareness and deep insights of what’s required to succeed in the digital world. The program is comprises 1 full day of workshops which deliver business owners a significant shift in the knowledge they require to run their businesses using digital strategies. Date: 20 November 2018 Time:      9am – 6.30pm Venue:    Cessnock Leagues…

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