SKILLS ACCESS FAIR 2024

9 am to 1 pm | Saturday, 18th of May 2024

Albany Creek Uniting Church

652 Albany Creek Road

The Skills Access Fair is a fundraising event run by two charitable organisations: The ORCA Project and Dorcas ACTS.  It was also a unique opportunity for people to learn new skills.

See this NEWS ITEM to see how much was raised

The Skills Access Fair was an opportunity for individuals to undertake a journey of discovery within a supportive group setting with peers and friends. The list of workshops and their presenters is below:

1. Book writing – Everald Compton
2. Expressing your inner artist – Katy Edwards
3. Propagating plants – Cheryl Leahy
4. Flower arranging – Annie Donaldson
5. Setting up a business – Chris Wright
6. Relaxation and sleep tips – Lionel Fifield
7. Travelling on a budget – Tom Freeman
8. Perfecting pizza dough – Hero Chou
9. Discovering your ancestry – David Barnes

Each workshop was one hour long and was run in each of the three sessions:

    Session 1:  9:15 to 10:15am;     Session 2: 10:30 to 11:30am;     Session 3: 11:45am to 12:45pm

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100% of the $50 price of a Skills Fair Ticket to attend this event was donated to Dorcas ACTS and the ORCA Project. ACTS and The ORCA Project have shared the ticket sale proceeds.

SKILLS WORKSHOPS

BELOW ARE THE SKILLS WORKSHOPS THAT WERE FACILITATED IN THE EVENT

Setting up a Business

Gain the ultimate knowledge and tools needed to launch your own successful venture!

Book Writing

Learn how to channel your imagination to bring your literary aspirations to life!

Discovering your Ancestry

Embark on a journey through time to relive the rich tapestry of your heritage!

Perfecting Pizza Dough

Be one with your culinary skills and create the perfect crispy, chewy, and flavourful dough every time!

Expressing your Inner Artist

Hone your talents and unleash your creativity!

Propagating Plants

Cultivate your skills in nurturing new life from cuttings and seeds!

Flower Arranging

Learn the secrets to creating a sustainable centrepiece with complimentary vase

Relaxation and sleep tips

Discover techniques for achieving deep relaxation and improving the quality of your sleep!

Travelling on a Budget

Gather valuable insider tips for exploring the world without breaking the bank!

Each workshop ran for one hour.
Our presenters generously donated their time.
Here are some photos of the event:

Playing around with ink and creativity.

Making sure that the flowers are properly in place.

Coffee, anyone?

Making sure everything went as successfuly as it did.

The ORCA Project offers work skills training for young people aged 17 ‚Äď 21 years with disabilities that includes the development of transferrable work skills and a variety of work experience.

The ORCA Project is an NDIS-approved project of the Wesley Mission Qld. 

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ACTS is a charity that provides fast, compassionate financial support in times of crisis or natural disaster.

It is a 100% volunteer-run organisation with over 98% of donations going directly to those in crisis (fire, drought, flood, domestic violence, hunger, and elder abuse).

ACTS is a Christian mission of the congregation of the Aspley Uniting Church.

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On the Day

  1. Bringing the (electronic) ticket is a must!
  2. Bring pen and notebook if notes should be taken.
  3. Ready questions for your sessions.
  4. The ORCA Project made a coffee cart and a market stall available.
  5. Additional donations were welcomed on the day – they are tax deductible.

Detailed address location

Albany Creek Uniting Church
652 Albany Creek Road (access via Keong Road)
Albany Creek

Car parking

Parking is available! We utilised the street parking along Keong Rd, Leitches Road, and Caradon Street. 

Coffee cart available!

(payment by cash or card)

The ORCA Project coffee cart is available. See brochure and menu below: