The Hon Kate Ellis Visits Heta
Heta was pleased to host The Hon Kate Ellis, Minister for Employment Participation on April 16th, 2013 at Heta’s Adelaide office.
Minister Ellis welcomed the opportunity to speak about the DES (Disability Employment Services) program and its importance in improving employment opportunities for people with a disability. Minister Ellis acknowledged Heta’s success in being the only provider in SA to be awarded an Indigenous speciality as part of their DES contract.
Heta staff and Indigenous participants were able to share their stories with Minister Ellis about achieving employment and the resultant increase in personal growth and development as well as confidence and self-respect.
Find Heta at the Upcoming Expos
28 March 2013
Interested in finding more about our programs and services? Visit our interactive stall and say 'Hi' to our friendly staff at one of the upcoming expo's this April!
Find us at Youth Expo 2013, St Clair Recreation Centre, 109 Woodville Rd, Woodville, on Friday April 5th, 11am - 2pm and at Autumn Trade Day – Nursery and Garden Industry South Australia, Stirling Angas Hall at Wayvill Showgrounds, on Wednesday April 17th8am – 11am.
We look forward to seeing you there!
28 Feb 2013
Congratulations to Heta participants who have graduated with Cert II in Horticulture this week - at Blakes Crossing Dog Park Launch on Monday 25 February 2013 and at Aboriginal Garden Blitz Program on Wednesday on 27 February 2013 - great work, we are very proud of you all!
First Corporates4Communities Forum
27 February 2013
Ten community organisations have benefited from attending the first Corporates4Communities Forum that was held around the topic of Corporate Governance at the ASC Training Centre on Monday 25 February 2013. It was great to see people share their experiences, network and exchange ideas. Not for Profit organisations are welcome to register with Corporates4Communities program or contact Heta 8212 7771 to find out more.
Blakes Crossing Dog Park Project Launch
18 February 2013
Heta is delighted to promote the opening of the new dog park at Blakes Crossing to be held on Mon 25 February 2013. 20 of Heta participants were involved in building the dog park over the last several months all the while learning valuable skills to attain their Certificate II in Horticulture. Their achievements to date have been fantastic - 12 full certificates, 7 partial completions, 3 transfers into our training program in the city and 1 work experience! Heta team would like to take this opportunity to celebrate them!
The Blakes Crossing dog park was delivered by Lend Lease as a community training and employment project in conjunction with Heta, City of Playford, Bendigo Bank, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology and Northern Futures. The training program was designed to help Heta’s participants attain a Certificate II in Horticulture and re-enter the workforce. For referrals to Certificate II in Horticulture please contact Lana on 08 8234 2500.
Exciting New Project - The Peace Foundation Garden
14 February 2013
18 participants have embarked on an exciting project of creating environmentally sustainable raised garden beds at the Graham F Smith Peace Foundation in North Adelaide. Participants started on 21 January 2013 and are working towards achieving their Certificate II in Horticulture.
Two days a week the participants are out on site, learning how to identify client’s needs, design the garden and draw a scale plan, research quotes for materials, test soil, propagate plants, use chipper to make mulch, install an irrigation system, look after plants. ‘Hands-on’ training is supported once a week in a classroom environment.
“Our participants are taking the ownership of the development of the garden and are embracing the opportunity to input their ideas into the project, particularly knowing they are supporting The Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation,” - says Josie Parenzee, Horticulture Trainer.
Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation works for Peace through the Arts and supports projects that promote environmental sustainability.
Please contact Heta on 08 8234 2500 if you are interested in joining the next group scheduled to start on 27 May 2013.
Fresh produce by Heta participants
14 February 2013
A group of participants who work towards achieving their Certificate II in Horticulture grow some fantastic stuff at the local community garden! Come down to Seaford Meadows Twilight Market, Railway Rd on Fri 1 Mar, 6-9pm to support them and to buy some freshly harvested vegies, you can definitely taste the difference!.