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March 2020

Welcome to the first edition of the IMVC newsletter for 2020!

This year we will be unleashing brand new initiatives to help drive our 2020 vision linking the energy and potential of young people and marginalised cohorts with industry, government and community.

In this newsletter, we'll share information about IMVC Day, our first Industry Immersion event of the year and 2020 Mentor Program. And you'll get to meet our RTO Administrator and IT Support Officer - Taylor Day.
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
- C.S. Lewis

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To get us started on the right track, IMVC staff got together to align and connect on our business strategy for 2020 and beyond. 

Shayne Hood from Brotherhood of St Laurence presented the 'Advantage Thinking' model to our group and highlighted the ways in which we can empower young people by elevating their individual capabilities and experiences.

We completed the day with an inspiring talk by Dave Jacka, who shared his personal story of perseverance and 'doing things differently' in order to accomplish goals - whatever they may be. 

2020 marks an exciting start for the IMVC and we are thrilled to have you on board with us!

Launch - Industry Immersion Program

We successfully launched our 2020 Industry Immersion series! Andrew Johnson (Johnson Building and Maintenance) shared his career journey with our Youth2Industry VCAL students. The students gained valuable insights into what it’s like to become a qualified carpenter and small business owner. We thank Andrew for his time and for generously offering to host an interested student with a work experience opportunity.
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We Want You for Our 2020 Mentor Program!

The IMVC is seeking industry experienced individuals to join our 2020 Mentor Program. We are looking for tradespeople, professionals and paraprofessionals to pass on their skills, knowledge and experience to inspire and inform our students in the Youth2Industry program. The Mentor Program runs for 2 hours a week, starting from Friday 5th June to Friday 7th of August 2020.

Students in previous years have told us that accessing the knowledge and experience of people in the workforce, is invaluable for developing work readiness skills and understanding different career pathways.

If you are keen to be a mentor, and for more information, please see our Mentor Program flyer.

Download 2020 Mentor Program Flyer (PDF)

Meet Taylor Day

Taylor Day wears two hats as our RTO Administrator and IT Support Officer. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more agile, dedicated jack-of-all-trades who has worked across admin, IT, RTO and VET spaces at IMVC.  
How did you come to IMVC?
IMVC was looking for a new Receptionist/Administration Assistant (Cert III in Business Traineeship) and a friend who was working for IMVC at the time sent me the application. After a nerve wracking interview I left feeling decently confident, and I hadn’t even made it home from the interview yet when I received a call to offer me the job! Since starting in October 2017, I’ve worked my way through five roles in two years, including IT Assistant, VET Project Officer, IT Support Officer and now RTO Administrator.  IMVC is also supporting me to complete my Cert IV in Information Technology – I’ll be forever grateful to the organisation for providing me with so many opportunities in employment and training.

What do you like about working at IMVC?
My favourite thing about working for IMVC is that it is a fast-paced working environment. I am easily bored and always searching for new challenges. This is the perfect place to keep you busy!

What are your future career aspirations?
While working at IMVC I have discovered an appreciation for all things IT, and more recently in compliance. I expect my career path will follow these aspirations.

Who inspires you?
I draw my inspiration from all of the many amazing and powerful people around me, from my mother who raised my siblings and I into the people we have become, to my boss Penny Vakakis who has coached and supported me throughout my time at IMVC, to the strangers who wake up every day and try their best to make the most of the world when it isn’t always an easy place.

What is your best piece of advice?
Don’t take life for granted, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Take the small wins and celebrate everything as much as possible.

There are #EndlessOpportunities with IMVC

Get in touch with our team and don't forget to connect on our social channels!
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South Melbourne VIC 3205

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