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Sugarland Animal Hospital helps youth stay job focused

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The Sugarland Animal Hospital team at the Bundaberg Jobs Commitment Breakfast.

The team at Sugarland Animal Hospital were part of a recent Bundaberg Jobs Commitment Breakfast, sharing their experiences in helping local youth to become job ready.

The Bundaberg Regional Council initiative aims to connect employers with young people, to inspire and assist them in making the decision to pursue a life that includes work and education when they leave school.

As part of the program, the Sugarland Animal Hospital team has been visiting local high schools to help students create resumes, cover letters and hold mock interviews to ensure they have the skills to help them find employment.

“We also have a number of work experience and school-based trainees come through our doors every year, learning valuable experience about what life is really like working in the veterinary industry,” the hospital's Dr Michael Woodham said.

“We took both Brooke and Tahnee along to the Bundaberg Jobs Commitment Breakfast … to share their stories, as they have become permanent team members from their work experience and traineeships with us here at Sugarland.”

“We encourage other local businesses to get involved in this great program and work together with us to give the young people of Bundaberg the best chance at gaining meaningful employment and setting them up for successful futures.”

Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was fantastic to see success stories coming out of the Bundaberg Jobs Commitment program as well as the great relationships being formed with businesses and young people.

“This initiative not only works to provide employer-led opportunities for our youth, it's also about encouraging relationships with great local mentors,” he said.

“Businesses like Sugarland Animal Hospital are a key factor in this program, ensuring that our youth have the right support in making career choices when they leave school.”

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