Green Corps student Trent Harper gets to work cleaning up prickly pears from Archie’s Beach.
Green Corps student Trent Harper gets to work cleaning up prickly pears from Archie’s Beach. Scottie Simmonds

Students fix prickly issue

BARGARA'S shorefront got some much-needed attention this week when the Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre's horticulture students took their studies into the field.

The group of students joined forces with Landcare to remove prickly pears from the Archie's Beach area.

"The young people who are part of the National Green Jobs Corps program at the centre have been working on a range of projects in the community, all focused on conserving and rejuvenating the natural environment while preparing them for the job market," centre community services manager Tom Osborne said.

"(The program) offers young job seekers a 26-week environmental training program that provides a combination of work experience, skill development and accredited training."

Mr Osborne said this was the first Green Jobs Corp initiative run through the centre.

"The Tom Quinn Community Centre is about transforming lives in the Bundaberg region, and all our training has a strong focus on the jobs that are actually out there," he said.



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