WINGS Mentoring Program

We are giving students in the Macleay Valley the opportunity to learn more about your future career firsthand from people working in industry.

Over a year you will attend a series of 4 workshops across the year with your mentor as well as complete 6-8 days of work experience at their mentor organisation. Workshop topics will include emotional intelligence, effective communication, goal setting and more.

The program is designed to assist with your growth and transition into the workforce in the local community.

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) Macleay Valley has partnered with Regional Industry Education Partnerships and HR Culture. 

Find out more about our industry partners

Bale Defence Bale Defence (based in Port Macquarie) design, manufacture and engineer world class military equipment used in operations around the world.  Career opportunities include apprenticeships with an overview of engineering & design, fabrication, marine and shipboard equipment pathways.
Birdon Birdon (based in Port Macquarie) have many career pathways including high level university qualifications including engineering, HR, Project Management, Naval architecture. Apprenticeships and trades include boilermakers, electricians, shipwrights. There are also administrative pathways into procurement and purchasing, IT and accounting.
Coastline Credit Union Coastline Credit Union have many opportunities in a vibrant workplace.  These include Finance, IT, Customer Service, Marketing with many career progression opportunities within the company.
Essential Energy Essential Energy offer many apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities including Powerline work, Cable Jointer, Electrical, Fleet (Mobile Plant Technology ie heavy vehicles). Location to be confirmed (Kempsey/Port Macquarie).
Macleay RSL Club Macleay RSL Club are a large hospitality venue with opportunities in hospitality, Chef, Greenkeeping, Admin/Reception depending on student interest. A great opportunity to look at a number of career pathways.
Macleay Valley Support Services Student will gain broad overall understanding of the business including HR/business, working in the disability/health sector. Jobs roles: Human Services Coordinator, Client Services Coordinator, Disability Support Worker.
Macleay Options Macleay Options are a non for profit community based organisation that provides support services for adults with disabilities. You would have the opportunity to explore the disability/health industry, HR/Marketing, with 3 different locations including the Trades and manufacturing hub, accommodation site and head office all located in the Kempsey region.
O’Donnell & Hanlon Resicom Power Sports & Adventure Centre Little Adventures ODH has 4 different businesses that cover career pathways in administration/business, construction, joinery, early childcare, retail with motorcycles and lawncare and power equipment. There are many apprenticeships and traineeship pathways depending on student interest.
Shoretrack ShoreTrack (Macksville) is a non-for-profit youth organisation that works with young people teaching life skills, employability skills along with trade hands on skills in automotive, welding, carpentry. There is opportunity for a young person that is interested in Youth Work, Community Services and Trades work to explore these pathways.
RawSpice Boutique Fashion Boutique in South West Rocks ladies, mens, gifts, swimwear, merchandising and window dressing, retails, website maintenance and social media promotion, learning all aspects of retail business and customer service and small business.