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Apprentice works on top fashion models

 Local hairdresser Clare Deans, 19, of Gazebo Hair, has capped off her three-year apprenticeship with a remarkable week of experiences to add to her résumé.From May 16-21, Miss Deans and business owner Andrew Eade worked with some of the world’s most famous models at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney.Together they worked on countless models’ hair in what was Miss Deans’ first business trip."It was very full-on. There was a lot of preparation time that we had to do beforehand," Miss Deans said."On average it was about four hours of prep for a 10-minute show."Many of the models were easy to work with."Miss Deans said while she spent most of the week backstage, she did get to sit in the audience and watch one of the fashion shows.While this was her first fashion show, Mr Eade has been working at the international fashion show since 2005."He has been going for the last 12 years. I think he really enjoys it, as it’s very different to a salon environment."Hopefully I can go again next year.

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Future Leaders start their Journey

On Wednesday night the Future Leaders of Industry (FLOI) was launched for 2016 with 13 new students attending the opening night dinner to kick off the program. Now in its 11th year, the program is run by Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (GSGLLEN) in conjunction with Portland Aluminium.The students and their parents got their first taste of the program and what it has to offer, meeting their business mentors and other local business people.The FLOI, which runs over a number of months, allows students to learn about local industries and career paths and work on skills that will help their future employment such as leadership, presentation and public speaking.In addition the participants will receive one-on-one guidance from their local mentor who will share their valuable experience from their career, which is in the students’ field area of interest.

 

The program is supported by various local businesses and organisations, along with numerous local professionals who participate in the student workshops.Portland Aluminium plant manager Peter Chellis was enthusiastic about being involved in the program again and supporting the next generation of professionals."We started this program eleven years ago to help promote local careers and build local talent," Mr Chellis said. "We are committed to using our experience and our facilities for the greatest benefit in our community, and providing further education and training opportunities for our local young people is an important part of that goal."

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RAAF Graduation -Jordan Oakley

Jordan Oakley has graduated as an aircraftsman with the Royal Australian Air Force.Mr Oakley, 34, is from Portland and said the 12-week course was at the RAAF base in Wagga Wagga."My role will be to support the ADF (Australian Defence Forces) with their activities, exercises and operations through the efficient and effective movement of aircraft, personnel and supplies - whether that be within Australia or on a deployment to a war zone, disaster relief or peace keeping missions," he said."I get to work out on the flight line around a lot of different aircraft from Australian and coalition forces such as the FA18 Super Hornet, C130J Hercules, C17A Globemaster and the new Joint Strike Fighter, the F35 Lightning."

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Hindle Take the Best

Former Portland triathlete Katherine Hindle is set to take on some of the world’s best athletes after qualifying to compete for Australia in the World Triathlon Series.The 26-year-old, who now lives in Geelong, will compete in sprint and Olympic distance events at the final event of the world triathlon season, which will be held in Cozumel, Mexico, in September.The Mexico event is the last of eight events in the World Triathlon Series and will act as the venue for the grand final.Hindle was ecstatic to be selected in the Australian contingent, after strong results in qualifying races around the country including a victory in the Victor Harbour Olympic distance event in South Australia in March.Hindle said the qualifying process was tough."There is one race in every state throughout the summer series and you have to race at least three and your top three races will go into a points draw," Hindle said.

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Biggest Morning Tea

Students from the Portland Re-Engagement Centre (from left) Jake Hall-Cook, Darcy Fisher, Liam Robinson, Chris Bowman, Josh Smith, Jarrod Bourke and Jamie Vermelon, with some homemade goodies created for a Biggest Morning Tea at the centre last week. The Biggest Morning Tea raises money and awareness for the Cancer Council Victoria.

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