Coffee, cake and career experience
July 23, 2021
A partnership between Navitas Skilled Futures Canberra and a local social enterprise café has served up some valuable hospitality and customer service experience for refugee and migrant women, with a side of English lessons.
The project ran over a term and included classroom preparation and planning, culminating in hands-on experience at the café split over two days in June.
Staff Spotlight: Joergette Medel, CTA Coordinator
We are delighted to introduce Joergette Medel as Navitas Skilled Futures’s new Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Coordinator.
Joergette joined the business in April bringing with her a wealth of experience in the employment sector where she has spent time in HR, training and employment services.
Collaboration the recipe for success at Refugee Week breakfast
July 8, 2021
It was a cold, wet morning in Canberra on Thursday but inside a converted 1920s homestead on the outskirts of the territory, the mood couldn’t have been warmer or brighter.
Refugee women from around the world welcomed the Hon. Alex Hawke MP to breakfast at Café Stepping Stone as part of Refugee Week celebrations hosted by Navitas Skilled Futures.
Serving others the true reward for Fairfield’s most faithful refugee
July 1, 2021
During Refugee Week, Navitas Skilled Futures’s Basim Shamaon received a prestigious NSW Humanitarian Award for his outstanding work with refugees.
He spoke to Fiona West about his own journey as a young Iraqi refugee and how it helped him find his calling in a vocation devoted to helping others.
Art at the heart of Refugee Week
June 23, 2021
It was a colourful start to Refugee Week at Fairfield on Monday with the launch of “Our Journey to Unity”, an innovative art project by the college’s youth class.
The collaborative project between Navitas and Fairfield City Council saw the students’ vibrant perspective drawings displayed at the college and in a public installation on the footpath at a prominent intersection in the CBD.
Short Course Empowers Female Refugees With Digital Skills
June 2, 2021
Navitas Skilled Futures, in collaboration with Settlement Services International (SSI), has helped make everyday life activities easier for female refugees through a short practical course tailored specifically to their needs.
The course gave students the confidence to use essential smartphone applications and access government services.
Japan to learn lessons from our AMEP
May 19, 2021
A journalist for Japan’s biggest circulating daily newspaper hopes his home country can learn from the benefits of the AMEP (Adult Migrant English Program).
Sydney Bureau Chief of The Asahi Shimbun, Tetsuo Kogure, visited the Bankstown campus in April to interview staff and students.
Celebrating Volunteer Week at Navitas English
May 17, 2021
There are not many opportunities to make someone’s life significantly better with nothing more than just one to two hours of your time each week.
But at Navitas Skilled Futures, hundreds of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests are doing just that – by participating in the Volunteer Tutor Scheme (VTS).
Navitas English welcomes landmark AMEP reforms
April 19, 2021
Navitas Skilled Futures welcomes the significant changes to the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) which will allow even more migrants and refugees to learn invaluable English and employability skills.
Navitas students harmonise to the beat of a drum
March 26, 2021
Harmony Week concludes today (March 15-21). But as schools, community groups and workplaces across Australia pack away their decorations for another year, Navitas Skilled Futures is stepping up activities, including a cross-college, cross-cultural youth event with at Cabravale Memorial Park, Cabramatta, next Thursday (March 25).
Navitas English receives prestigious Premier’s Award
March 16, 2021
Navitas Skilled Futures is honoured to have received the Corporate Business Excellence Medal in the 2021 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals.
From SEE client to Community Leader: Meet Shalaa Shakir, Founder of the Hymiana Mandaean Social Group
March 4, 2021
Shalaa’s success story began back in 2013 when she enrolled in the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program at the Navitas Skilled Futures Liverpool College after migrating to Australia from Iraq.