A message and request from John McCaskill:
Our club recently again welcomed Norman Gale and Sue Davis from the Salvos Pronunciation Class Program. They outlined the success of this program and the importance of how it is helping young professional people from many countries to prepare them and assist them in finding meaningful employment in their chosen new country. It was wonderful to meet and talk with at least twelve of these people who were guests of our club that evening. Thank you to all our members who made them so welcome - they all spoke very highly of our Club and this experience.
As a follow up to this terrific night, I have received personal details and, in some cases, the CVā€™s for thirteen people who are asking for assistance from our Club members. This assistance may be full mentoring or career advice, mock interviews, resume preparation or just conversation coaching for job seeking and interviews. I would be very grateful to receive offers from any club member who feels they can assist any of the following people.
  1. Luis Gabriel Torres from Colombia, a music teacher by background who has  been in Australia for 18 months.
  2. Hamed Arianfard from Iran - in Australia for four months. Looking for part time work in technology or science , physics teacher currently studying his PHD at Swinburne.
  3. Natalia Alzater, also from Colombia and has been in Australia for three years. Looking for work as a Business Analyst or Insurance clerk. Currently doing MBA in Digital Management and has a Business Degree.
  4. Ka Chun Ma from Hong Kong. Has been in Australia for five years. Looking for IT or website development work.
  5. Fatemeh Kalighi, from Iran and been here for two years. Looking for work as an Interior Designer.
  6. Isabella Baoping Huong, from China and here for one year. Currently studying Business Information Systems at Monash and seeking part time work whilst studying.
  7. Parvaneh Hashemi, from Iran - here two years. Has Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Masters in Marketing Management, Professional experience in tourism.
  8. Sandra Castro , from Colombia - here for four years. Looking for full time work in finance or project management. Has Diploma of Project Management.
  9. Florence Ng, from Malays - here for three months. Looking for work in Communications Design which she is studying at Swinburne. Qualified with Accounting and Finance Degree in Malaysia.
  10. Hynak (Angela) Kim, from Korea. Been in Australia for seven years. Experience as an Art Teacher and in Design. Looking for work related to creative arts or floristry - full or part time or even volunteering. Loves to help others.
  11. Giang Hoang, from Vietnam - been in Australia for eight years. Has Masters Degree in Professional Accounting at Deakin. Looking for Accounting work.
  12. Caroline Joe from Indonesia, here for seven years. Studying Cert 3 in Early Childhood Education. Looking for work as a Childcare Teacher.
  13. Lilian Navas from Colombo - in Australia for two months. Studying Social Communication and Journalism. Six years experience in Customer Service.
Thanks again to all members who have been so welcoming and generous with your offers to assist these wonderful people. Please let me know if you are willing to help at john.mccaskill@canterburyrotary.org or 0414 477 444