Team seeks a new name

Team seeks a new name

St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team Inc needs the community's help.

It wants to change its name to reflect the way the service has expanded into the neighbouring communities of Erskine Park and Colyton over the past few years.

The organisation wants a new name that reflects its growth and seeks community input. It has come up with three proposed names: Neighbourhood Links, Creative Community Connections and Community and Youth Connections.

Email your choice to info@scynt.org.au.

Fast-track to be a chef

Becoming a chef has become tastier than ever in western Sydney thanks to a new, fast-tracked commercial cookery apprenticeship project.

The Skills Pathway project apprenticeships are being offered by Restaurant & Catering Australia in conjunction with TAFE NSW — Western Sydney Institute to improve apprenticeship completion rates and ease the chef shortage.

Program participants can become trade qualified chefs within two years, a year less than generally achieved through the traditional method.

Training will be conducted in the workplace and at TAFE WSI campuses including Mount Druitt and Kingswood.

Skills Pathways project Ambassador and award-winning chef Dan Hong will give an exclusive cooking class to one lucky apprenticeship applicant.

The project is co-funded by the federal government's Accelerated Australian Apprenticeships initiative.

Switch off to help make wish

With Australia being one of the world's most phone-addicted nations with one in 10 people spending up to three hours a day on their mobiles, Make-A-Wish has issued a challenge to switch off your phone for as long as you can during March and get your friends to switch off, too.

Details: switchoff2014.com.au to register to switch off a phone in March and switch on a wish.

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