Southern Downs Industry Education Association board members (from left) president Deborah Dunstone, John Randall, secretary Daniel Spry and Leon Bruggemann. Janelle Robb (not pictured) was re-elected as treasurer.
Southern Downs Industry Education Association board members (from left) president Deborah Dunstone, John Randall, secretary Daniel Spry and Leon Bruggemann. Janelle Robb (not pictured) was re-elected as treasurer.

Plenty planned for students

IT’S set to be a busy year for those helping students cope with school, with 2010 jam-packed with helpful programs.

Board members from the Southern Downs Industry Education Association met last week for their first AGM of the year to discuss what 2010 had in store.

Re-elected president Deborah Dunstone said their mission was to support young people in the community by “linking them with training, education and other services to help them deal with school”.

“This year we have youth support co-ordinators working across the district, the Get Set For Work program continues, as well as a new program called Youth Connections for youth who have disengaged from school and are deemed ‘at risk’,” Mrs Dunstone said.

“All our board members – 10 in total – have a passion for young people and we’re looking forward to a very productive year in 2010.”

The board is made up of representatives from the Southern Downs community, including education, industry, Chamber of Commerce, business, community and youth.

One of these members, Southern Downs Regional Council acting economic development manager John Randall, said he was proud to be a part of the group which does a lot for youth in the community.

“I’m pleased council has the opportunity to participate in SDIEA and provide links into local businesses to provide training and employment opportunities for young students in the programs,” Mr Randall said.

To find out more about SDIEA, call them on 4666 9218.



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