Growing stronger together


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    July, 2017
    New executive officer for Northern Futures

    Lyn Morgan has been appointed executive officer of Northern Futures, taking over from Lou Brazier who has retired after ten years at the helm of the northern suburbs-based supported training and employment provider.

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    June 30, 2017
    Learning to get ahead in a getting by world

    Learning to get ahead in a getting by world Family and friends attending the Northern Futures Getting Ahead Graduation for Semester 1 were treated to a special performance by former Northern Futures participant Zoe Prem. Zoe completed both the Getting Ahead and Business Basics courses at Northern Futures before securing a traineeship at Barwon Health […]

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    June 30th, 2017
    Northern Futures farewells Lou Brazier

    The 2017 Northern Futures Industry Partners breakfast marks the end of an era as Lou Brazier retires as Northern Futures executive officer.

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    June, 2017
    Business Basics graduates urged to think big and stay positive

    Our Business Basics graduates were urged to think big and be positive as they take the next steps on their employment pathway.

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    June, 2017
    Brea’s journey

    Brea Lee Pryor’s own journey is only 18 years old, yet this young Indigenous woman has already come a long way since leaving school in Year 11 in 2015.

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    May, 2017
    Warehousing students set attendance record!

    Students set a new benchmark for class attendance during the semester one warehousing course at Northern Futures this year.

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    May, 2017
    Good job, Danelle

    After becoming a teenage mother and dropping out in Year 10, Norlane’s Danelle Vanos faced the daunting challenge of re-entering the workforce at age 24

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    Northern Futures helps build bridges of understanding

    Northern Futures hosted renowned social educator Nairn Walker in Geelong recently for a “life-changing” workshop designed to re-shape people’s thinking about poverty and unemployment.

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    November, 2016
    Individual support graduates find supportive training pathway

    Northern Futures participants found inspiration in each other and their shared education journey when they completed a Certificate III Individual Support this year.

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    November, 2016
    Getting Ahead builds skills for employment success

    Nine Northern Futures participants now have a much better understanding of their strengths and skills thanks to the innovative course delivered at Northern Futures called Getting Ahead.

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    October, 2016
    Northern Futures graduates are skilling up for work

    Eight young Northern Futures participants qualified with a Certificate ll in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (Business Basics) in October 2016.

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    October, 2016
    Warehouse Operations Graduation

    Northern Futures graduates say the industry visits they make during their certificate level training are the most valuable part of the course – and the forklift training is the most fun!

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    August 9, 2016
    Alcoa Youth Internship Program to continue at Northern Futures

    On the heels of a successful first phase, Northern Futures has been granted $185,000 from New York Based Alcoa Foundation to continue the acclaimed Alcoa Foundation Global Internships for Unemployed Youth Program.

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    May, 2016
    City of Greater Geelong warmly welcomes Northern Futures trainees

    City of Greater Geelong warmly welcomes Northern Futures trainees

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    May 6, 2016
    Northern Futures partnership to boost Indigenous training

    Northern Futures and Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative have signed an historic partnership agreement that will increase training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Geelong’s northern suburbs.

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    March 2016
    Food for thought at Northern Futures Breakfast

    LINK TO ARTICLE: NF-Food for thought at Northern Futures Breakfast

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    March 23, 2016
    Extra energy for northern suburbs

    Viva Energy is supporting mental health and substance abuse programs in Geelong’s northern suburbs.

    Jigsaw is a partnership with headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation and Northern Futures that will tackle joblessness in areas of disadvantage.

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    February 19, 2016
    Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast 2016

    Guests at the Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast were recently given some food for thought by social justice campaigner Rev Tim Costello and Give Where You Live chief executive Bill Mithen.

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    February 10, 2016
    Tim Costello at Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast

    One of Australia’s leading campaigners for social justice, Rev Tim Costello, AO, will visit Geelong next week, on Thursday, February 18, 2016, to speak at the Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast.

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    November 10, 2015
    Northern Futures honoured with national award

    Northern Futures is delighted to receive national recognition for its work in creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged young job seekers in Geelong’s northern suburbs.

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    August 22, 2015
    Young mums chase dreams

    An innovative community collaboration, the Northern Bay Guarantee is helping young mothers in Geelong’s northern suburbs chase their dream of a more secure future.

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    September 3, 2015
    Postcode with a future

    Twenty-one year old Shane Coignet of Corio tells how Northern Futures helped him secure his dream apprenticeship at Viva Energy’s Geelong Refinery.

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    Thursday July 30, 2015
    Funding to help Jobseekers in Geelong’s north

    Jobseekers in Geelong’s northern suburbs will have extra support to help them find and keep a job thanks to renewed funding for the Northern Futures’ Work and Learning Centre.

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    Thursday May 14, 2015
    Northern Futures: Getting Ahead

    ABC RN’s Life Matters visited postcode 3214 recently to meet some of the people being assisted by Northern Futures.

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    May 9, 2015
    Graduate Tom Fogarty sets off for Uganda with Cotton On Foundation

    The man who feared he might never find a full time job, and whose resume was turned down more times than he can count, is now being acknowledged as part of a reward program for hard working employees.

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    April 29, 2015
    Training Program Opens Doors to Bright New Future

    A Northern Futures graduate has been selected to take part in a global project run by the Cotton On Group’s Cotton On Foundation.

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    March 16, 2015
    Geelong Takes Future Into Its Own Hands

    The news that the unemployment rate in Geelong’s northern suburbs recently hit a four-year high – nearly 20 percent – is shocking for all of us who care about Geelong.

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    March, 2015
    Northern Futures a Global Leader On Jobs

    Emil Levy, Senior Program Officer at the Institute of International Education and manager of Alcoa Foundation’s Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth was the keynote speaker at the Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast in Geelong.

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    February 24, 2015
    North Geelong youth jobs program sets global benchmarks

    A work skills program for unemployed youth in Geelong’s northern suburbs has been launded as one of the
    best of its kind in the world.

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    February 19, 2015
    Northern Futures Industry Partners Breakfast

    Northern Futures has received an international tick of approval for its delivery of the Alcoa Foundation Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth.

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  • February 18, 2015
    Northern Futures Breakfast

    Geelong-based Northern Futures is setting international benchmarks in its delivery of a work skills program that targets unemployed young people from the northern suburbs.

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  • February 15, 2014
    Northern Futures Workshop & Breakfast

    Northern Futures is hosting a workshop early next year which aims to build better community understanding of issues surrounding intergenerational poverty.

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    July, 2014
    Guiding Futures

    Recent feature article published in GC Magazine, focusing on the way business and community collaborations are creating opportunity in the Northern Suburbs.

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    July, 2014
    Salvation Found in a Neighbourhood House

    The neighbourhood house initiative began in Victoria during the early 1970s and offers many different opportunities such as peer support, recreation, leisure activities, childcare and youth and senior programs.

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    May, 2014
    Bright Futures Ahead

    Barwon Health and Northern Futures are working together to help North Geelong residents reskill and re-enter this changing workforce.

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    McColls Transport supports Northern Futures with an apprenticeship.

    McColls Transport have signed Jye Bradford on as a Diesel apprentice. Jye started with McColls 12 months ago
    washing trucks and the inside of tankers in the hope that he would acquire an apprenticeship.

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    Aged Care trainees commence at St Laurence

    St Laurence Community Services has partnered with Northern Futures to deliver a dual aged care certificate course.

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    Centre for Work and Learning

    Northern Futures has welcomed the announcement by Premier, Ted Baillieu that Geelong’s Northern suburbs will be one of the first two areas in the state to receive funding for a new Centre for Work and Learning.

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  • More news from Northern Futures…

    Finalists for The Victorian Training Industry Collaboration Awards,
    TAC Graduate Nando Smith, Success at the Mercure,
    Hospitality Training off to flying start,
    Official opening of Norlane work and learning centre,
    Northern Futures and The Gordon Tafe Logistic and Transport Certificate II student,
    Premier kicks goals in Geelong’s North,
    Pathways to a Brighter Future Realised,
    Partner Profile: The Gordon Institute of TAFE,
    Logistics participants ready for work,
    Challenge set for 3214 leaders,
    TAC’s trainee program celebrates successful outcomes,
    TAC is a leader in supporting YES trainees,
    Vehicle Modification Specialists,
    A Snapshot of Northern Suburbs’ Businesses Revealed,
    Partner Profile: Homes at CREATE,
    Northern Futures Website Launched,
    & Northern Futures Launches Its Strategic Plan.

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