Monday, May 27, 2024

NRL star to kick off Balonne careers event

National Rugby League player, Selwyn Cobbo, is set to add his star power to a Balonne Shire Council sports and careers event.

The Queensland State of Origin player will kick off a free rugby league camp for 6-17 year olds in St George on 18 & 19 November as part of Council’s career pathways expo.

Mayor, Samantha O’Toole said the event was a great opportunity to support youth, young adults and jobseekers in the Shire. 

“Selwyn Cobbo is an absolute superstar of the game and to have him come out to our  Shire and hold a Rugby League camp is a great opportunity for our youth to be able to  experience,” Mayor O’Toole said. 

“I am looking forward to meeting him and watching our young players show off their skills and learn a few new ones from a superstar of league.  

“I would like to particularly thank our local philanthropist for making the generous  donation that made all of this possible for our young up-and-coming football generation. 

“In conjunction with this Rugby League Camp, Council will be holding Career Pathways  Workshops that take participants on a journey of self-discovery and job alignment to help them identify and design their ultimate future career.” 

She said the Career Pathways workshops will feature two highly successful Acadiam Activation  tools, which are easy-to-use and designed to help participants find the ideal career path that suits them. The two Acadiam Activation tools are: 

– Life by your design: this tool helps participants answer big picture questions by helping them to reflect on where they want to live, the kind of car they want to drive, the kind of social life they want to create around them and then matches these items  with how much such a life would cost to achieve.  

– Virtual personality and interest based module: this tool identifies participants’ strengths, suitability and the potential salary of suitable jobs that their inputs have presented, to help them explore, pursue and discover the best career  pathway for them.  

“These Career Pathways Workshops will fit in perfectly with gaps in the Rugby League Camp and will hopefully give the youth and jobseekers in our Shire an added level of  support to help them find the career path that suits them,” Mayor O’Toole said. 

“We are really looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces of our young footballers at  the camp and watch both them and local jobseekers grow into their own career  pathways from the guidance they’ll receive at the Career Pathways Workshop.” 

The Career Pathways Workshop is funded by the Queensland Government through its Growing Workforce Participation Fund.  

To register for the Rugby League Camp, please visit www.signonday.com.au/listing/psm camps . For more information about the Career Pathways Workshops, contact  Angelina to register your interest on 0499 81 61 51.

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