Project 180 Graduation – 6th July

Nine young people from Brisbane graduate from a work placement project equipped with valuable multimedia work experience.

Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining Stirling Hinchliffe said Project 180 had greatly assisted a group of 18 to 25-year-old’s who had limited opportunities to gain practical experience in multimedia.

“The skills developed by participants over the course of the 18-week project were utilised to assist local community and not-for-profit organisations in the creation of promotional and informational documents, invitations, logos, promotional videos, film clips, sound projects and short documentaries, Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Five of tomorrow’s graduates have organised further employment avenues, including starting their own business, while six participants have also organised to undertake further training in a range of fields.”

The graduation will be on Wednesday 6th July at 4:30pm at Hope Empowered, 180 South Pine Road, Enoggera.

Hope Empowered Program Director Michelle Hoomans said the group had been based in a purpose-built facility at Enoggera, which contained a resourced multimedia room and commercial recording studio.

“Participants utilised a range of software, primarily from the Adobe Creative Suite, to undertake a range of multimedia activities focussing on the areas of sound and audio engineering, film, and graphic design, and operating work equipment for business purposes,” Ms Hoomans said.

“The group also undertook job preparation and personal development activities, and successfully completed their Certificate II in Community Services.”

Twelve months after receiving assistance more than two-thirds of participants are in employment or further training.

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