Rochester business owners were reminded of the importance of mentoring, coaching and training young people in the workforce at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday.ELAINE COONEY May 27, 2014 3:30am
Employers at a School Friendly Business breakfast at Kit’s Kafe last week hear about the importance of coaching and mentoring the younger generation in the workforce. Photo: Elaine Cooney
Rochester business owners were reminded of the importance of mentoring, coaching and training young people in the workforce at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday.
District business owners Geoff Moroney and Donald Hughan spoke about their experience.
Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network’s representative Bev Werner explained the difference between coaching and mentoring.
‘‘Coaching is task-orientated and performance driven and mentoring is relationship building and development driven,’’ she said.
Rochester business owner Geoff Moroney said he did not believe there was a difference between the two in relation to his experience as a football player and coach.
He said he ‘‘went off the rails’’ at age 15 and, without the support of his coaches, could have continued on that path.
Mr Moroney spoke of the simple discipline of asking disengaged players to run laps which helped get them on the right track.
Goulburn-Murray Water staff member Donald Hughan went through a traineeship with the organisation and was eventually employed there.
Mr Hughan has a physical disability and felt valued when the organisation saw fit to make alterations to the building to accommodate his needs.
CCLLEN chief executive Anne Trickey said it was important people felt wanted in the workplace.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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