Rylstone Showground and surrounds have been receiving a much-needed facelift thanks to the efforts of a group of young participants in the Helping Hands-up Program.
The program is a Federal Government initiative organised by Advance Personnel Management (APM - formerly OEC) and is basically a work for the dole scheme.
Supervisor Steve Mylchreest said this program is voluntary and is accessed by young people who want to get jobs.
“These young men are ready for work. They are learning new skills and are already showing that they can work,” he said.
So far they have done a lot of jobs for the local show society including stripping back the paint on an old horse trough and refurbishing it, re-painting the cattle pavilion and other equipment, and planting garden shrubs and trees.
They also stripped paint off the Rylstone CWA building inside and out, made repairs where needed, and re-painted the rooms and the outside of the building, much to the delight of CWA members.
Mr Mylchreest said these young men are keen to get work and have demonstrated that they are able to use the skills they’ve learnt. If you are interested in employing any of them you can contact APM on 6370 8000 or access their website at www.apm.net.au.