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Cessnock Jobs Forum focuses on future success

On Tuesday 12th October, the Economic Development Team hosted their latest Cessnock City Jobs Forum online bringing together key players in employment, education, skills and training, and job active providers. Job Active Survey data was shared by Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development Officer, Alena Pople, highlighting the issues the industry is facing in filling available…

Council adopts plans for jobs and economic development

Cessnock City is pleased to announce it has adopted the Greater Cessnock Jobs Strategy 2036 and Economic Growth Agenda. On public exhibition throughout May, the Strategy and Agenda were supported unanimously at the July meeting of Council. The Strategy outlines economic development priorities and opportunities that will maximise the prosperity of the Cessnock Local Government…

Hunter Virtual Jobs Fair connecting employers with job seekers

The Australian Government is hosting a Virtual Jobs Fair to help businesses across the Hunter region find the staff they need. Jobs Fairs bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and labour hire firms in the region and provides people with the chance to explore current employment opportunities within the local community. As COVID-19…

Opening the gates of equal opportunity

Equal opportunity at Cessnock Toyota Stephanie Nella is one of a rare group of female mechanics in a heavily male dominated industry. Stephanie’s passion for cars started when she would help her father when he was conducting light service on his own car – inspiring young Stephanie to take that career path years later. Stephanie…

Local campuses offering short courses to bridge skills gap

Are you looking to retrain into a new career? Are you a displaced worker? Are you looking for a new work challenge or opportunity to give back to your industry? TAFE NSW Kurri Kurri and Cessnock campus are offering a range of short courses for eligible NSW residents. The opportunity inspires one to study and…

Jobs and training partnership forged in the Cessnock region

A sustainable workforce and supporting existing local businesses to employ more staff locally are the aims of Cessnock City Council’s Employment and Training Network. The collaborative working group is made up of employment agencies and training bodies from across the Cessnock Local Government Area. The Network is focused on identifying and removing barriers to employment,…

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…

supporting Cessnock youth to be job ready

Call for Cessnock businesses to support youth job-ready program

New South Wales’ Police Commissioner has been championing a strategy called RISEUP, which was started last year to connect at risk young people with local jobs. Now the PCYC is seeking letters of support from local businesses to secure grants to establish the program in Cessnock.   At its launch in August last year, Commissioner…

Winners at the recent awards

STEM program takes out top prizes

A program that has positioned Cessnock as a national leader in STEM education is continuing to take out accolades.     The NSW Department of Education’s STEM Industry School Partnership (SISP) program was announced a winner in the NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Award for Excellence on August 27. SISP, of which Cessnock City Council is…

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…

Cessnock wins national economic development award

Cessnock City Council’s Economic Development team have been recognised at a national level at the National Economic Development Awards 2018 held in Rockhampton. Council’s Cessnock City Youth First Employment Project and National Toolkit took out the nation’s top prize for Economic Development Strategic Thinking. Council’s unique business platform Advance Cessnock City was also recognised as…