Youths develop talent
So far, Matt has helped organise Sutherland Shire Council events including Battle of the Bands, Down the Park and has done lighting for end-of-year dance concerts.
This year he will be the production co-ordinator for Battle of the Bands and will work on stage lighting and design.
“The program has helped give me some great skills to take out into the workforce,” Matt said.
“I have been doing a lot of technical training at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.”
Six members from the Shire Events Crew were selected to take part in the skills enhancement program last year.
Sutherland Shire Council youth events and project officer, Petrhyce Leather, supervises the program.
“I try to gauge their interests when they sign up so they continue to learn and really gain something from their experiences,” Miss Leather said.
“Everyone has a different interest including event management, lighting, production, sound and general event production.”
Miss Leather said the program was tailored to individual experience and participants could receive accreditation from events of all sizes including friends’ birthday parties.
The participants will work on the Battle of the Bands competition in September.