A community gardening project is helping young Wagga residents plant the seeds for a brighter future.
The Ngurra Youth Hub is teaches skills like garden design, concreting, and stair building to prepare young people for the workforce.
TAFE NSW’s Aboriginal engagement coordinator Mark Cunningham said what started as a training project had now become a life-changing project.
“In Wagga, employment rates for Aboriginal people are sitting at 16 per cent,” Mr Cunningham said.
“The project here at Ngurra Hub is about getting people employed – this is just a new way that we get together and scaffold these guys into training that leads to jobs.”
Previous participants have already secured jobs in labouring, education, and mentoring work.
The program is completely free to join and will start immediately; if you’re interested, contact Mark Cunningham on 0438 219 607.