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Skills into the Community

BBM Youth Support has funded community projects, working with Lidcombe Tafe 3rd year kitchen and bathroom apprentices to meet the compulsory on-site component of their course. So far we have facilitated upgraded kitchens, offices, storage areas and most recently classrooms for Giant Steps.

The most recent of these projects was installed last month as Dion and his TAFE Students installed new classroom facilities. (See photos at the bottom of the page)

“The classroom update in our Secondary Program has been a wonderful improvement to the environment in which the staff and students are operating. The physical space is so important when working with students with Autism. A well-planned and functional environment assists the students to understand the world around them thereby allowing greater focus on learning rather than being distracted by elements in the environment that are not always clearly understood by the students. At Giant Steps we aim to create classroom spaces that have clean lines and purpose built cabinetry that allow the staff to create programs that support the needs of the students. Creating such spaces is costly and we are very grateful for the ongoing partnership with BBM Youth Support who have helped to transform our school environment. The work that Dion and the students contribute to Giant Steps is incredible and absolutely addresses the needs of our students in creating spaces that are functional, support the learning of our students and improve the quality of educational opportunities offered to our students.”

– Claire Allen
Administrative Director

The students involved have benefitted by experiencing an end-to-end customer project from the initial scoping and project pitch to installation. We have an opportunity again this year to continue the Community Projects which engage a wider skill base of apprentices and to offer capacity building initiatives to more community organisations.

Is there any work you need done within your organisation in regards to improving facilities? If so please contact us and we would be happy to look into the options with you.