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Thursday 4th April 2019

This year's "Farmer on a Plate"saw the York CRC Coordinator Robyn Garratt and the Quariding CRC Coordinator Jill Hayes set up a combined stall. Whilst at the event the Ladies got to meet Minister Alanna MacTiernan, Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi and Hon. Martin Aldridge. This is a great opportunity for Farmers and City Folk to mingle and chat over the locally produced gourmet delights.

Thursday 4th April 2019

"We are making history" registered training organisation Abmusic and music trainer Chris Gibbs and the York CRC are partnering to develop the Abusic Regional Services (ARTS).
The service aims to bring Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma training to regional Western Australian wiht a strong focus on the Wheatbelt, eastern and northern regions.
This pilot program is being delivered at the York CRC over 1 semester
(2 school terms) in 2019 which has now commenced on Monday 29th April.The required attendance will be Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am - 2.30pm.The York CRC again creating "Great Partnerships".

28 February  2019

The York CRC would like to thank our community for all the support that we have been given through 2018. We are well into 2019 bringing more training,fun,excitement and enpowerment to our town and we know that our community is right behind us all the way. We Love Our Community.

23 January  2019

Training is the Key:

The York CRC had a distinguished guest visit us on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Minister Alannah MacTiernan visited the York CRC after unveiling a new plan to open up trainee grant funding to 22 Local
Government Authorities that do not currently host CRC’s, giving those LGA’s the opportunity to train more rural community members with possible ‘trade’ skills for example: depot staff or parks & gardens staff.

We at the York CRC understand the need for more training in rural communities, and hope that if successful, any LGA’s on the list who do apply for these funds, utilise them to the full extent and uphold the training standards that the CRC Network has built.

The York CRC are now hosting our 11th trainee (Kate) and hope to introduce a new trainee as of March 2019. Once funding has been allocated, we will advertise accordingly, and encourage all unemployed, or school leavers who are looking to further their education to apply when the time comes.

The York CRC prides itself on being a family friendly work environment, where we strive to bring our community all it deserves with the funding we are afforded.

25 July 2017

Trainee April

The York CRC is happy to introduce our most recent Trainee and member of the CRC team, April Clemesha.

April will be studying a Cert II in Business course throughout the duration of her Traineeship and is a happy addition to our front of house team.  Please make her feel welcome.

14 July 2017

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Have you been into the York CRC lately? Have you noticed how warm it is now?
Thanks to the Department of Regional Development (now the Department of Primary Industry and Regional D
who kindly supported our grant application for fixtures and fittings, we were able to replace our evaporative air conditioner
with a reverse cycle ducted system. This has made the building much warmer for both staff and clients and we welcome
the community to our more sustainable CRC!

12 May 2017

Entry is now open for the Community Photography Competition that will see the winning entries included in the 2018 York Calendar. For all photographers, young and old, entries are to depict "Life in York" and should be taken within the York area.  Please click on the image across for a full set of terms and conditions.

Calendar CompetitionCalender Photography Competition

29 March 2017

Trainee - Samantha

Trainee shines bright at Wheatbelt TAFE Awards

Photo credit:  Photographs Angie Roe Photography 2017

Former York Community Resource Centre trainee, Samantha Aurisch-Pike, has taken top honours at the recent Central Regional TAFE’s Trainee of the Year Award for the Wheatbelt region.
Samantha joined the CRC as a trainee in March 2016 to study a Certificate III course in Business Administration.  The course when studied part-time should take up to eighteen months to complete however Samantha’s dedication resulted in her completing the course in only six months, and a nomination for the awards from her Central Regional Tafe lecturer, Sue Byfield.
Traineeships are an economic development activity highly regarded by the York CRC and the WA Community Resource Network as a whole. During the course of the traineeship, trainees receive support and mentoring from Centre Coordinators and other supervising staff in the workplace and learn valuable skills and competencies. Some trainees at the CRC have also been sponsored to join a week long sail on the STS Leeuwin II Sailing Ship to help them build communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Traineeships are offered to successful candidates wishing to study a certificate course in Business or other relevant course that meets the trainee’s future career goals.
With a successful placement into a new position and career in the field of accounting, Samantha may well have much more training ahead of her, however, her future certainly looks bright.

19 December 2016

Christmas Closure
The York CRC will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 23 December and reopening on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Please note: the week 3 January 2017 to 6 January 2017 opening hours will be 9am to 12noon.
Ordinary working hours will resume from Monday 9 January 2017

The Management Committee and staff of the York CRC thank the community for their
support in 2016 and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

4 November 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported our Think Pink Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday 4 November. It was a really fun morning with informative and inspiring speakers.
Think Pink WalkThink Pink Walk

23 November 2016

Trainee Samantha
Congratulations to our Trainee Samantha for completing her Certificate III Business Administration.  Samantha finished her traineeship in outstanding fashion and we wish her the very best for the future.
Congratulations to our Resource Officer Esmeralda, who was accepted into the position of Community and Economic Development Officer with the Shire of York. Well done Esmeralda! You will be missed.
A huge welcome to our new Senior Administration Assistant Robyn.  Robyn comes from a background in Accounts Administration and has quicklyfound her feet amongst the CRC team.
Another huge welcome to Sarina our fixed term Office Assistant. Sarina joins the CRC team bringing experience in workshop facilitation and community engagement.

9 August 2016

National Science Week

Calling all Science enthusiasts... National Science Week event to be held in York!

Geek Week - Festival of Science
Being held 17 - 20 August 2016

                                          Astrophotography Exibition 17-20 August - York Town Hall
                                          Astrophotography launch/soiree with curator of exhibition 19 August 5-6pm York Town Hall

                                          Night Sky Telescope Tour atop Mount Brown 19 August 6.30- 7.30pm
                                          Festival of Science - Saturday 20 August from 10.30am to 3.00pm York Town Hall - Stallholders, food, displays - $ Gold Coin Entry
                                                    10.30 to 3.00pm Science interactive wonderland open
                                                    11am and 1.30pm Garden Bus Tour (1 hour duration each)(Bus departs from the Town Hall to York Native Bushland Gardens and returns)
                                                    12 noon Scitech live presentations - bubbles
                                                    1.30pm to 3.00pm Scietech Robotics Workshop (at York CRC $10pp bookings essential)
                                                     Live Radio West Broadcast throughout the day

Look forward to everyone coming along for a look into the world of science!

All enquiries to be directed to Esmeralda on 9641 2328

9 August 2016

Working Dog Training School
Muresk Institute, Northam
3-6 October 2016
"The Fundamentals" 4-day course that could change your life.
AHCLSK324A Care for and train working dog (Accredited through South Regional TAFE (RTO 52790) as a unit from Cert III Agriculture
Bring your dog.
Phone 08 8667 5484 for more information or click on this link Working Dog Training School  Information flyer
Working Dog Centre

6 July 2016

The York CRC has registered again this year as a Tax Help Centre.
If you earn $50,000 or under, have no business income and have straight forward tax, you may be eligible for TAX HELP.
If you you would like to book an appointment to see the Tax Help Volunteer, please contact the York CRC on 9641 2328.
Tax Time

27 May 2016

We are happy to announce that the signature pavers have been laid in the footpath outside the York CRC facing Avon Terrace.  If you bought a paver, we thank you and hope you get to pop down soon and see them.
Signature Pavers

12 May 2016 - Country Arts WA Show on the Go - Trash Test Dummies

Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies

4 April 2016 - York Ladies Day

MC Leanne Lee
A Dame in the Crowd
Stall holders
Auditions for Dame Edna's Movie
Delicious Food
Award Winning Author Caroline Wren

14 March 2016

Thanks to everyone who supported both workshops with David Koutsoukis.  It is great to see businesses and community members taking the opportunity to raise their awareness of topics that support both themselves and the community. Picture below: group of community members who attended the Postive Productive Communities workshop.
Postivie Productive Communities

14 March 2016

Congratulations to our trainee Kyann Saunders who recently completed her Cert III in Business.    We wish her well for her future endeavours. We would also like to welcome our new trainee Samantha Aurisch-Pike to the CRC team.  Samantha is studying a Cert III in Business also.
Kyann Samantha

5 March 2016

A fantastic time was had at the Act-Belong-Commit Sound Fest concert. Thanks to all the volunteers who supported us to put on this great event.
Drifter DuoBlue ShaddySound Fest

6 February 2016

Our sincere thanks go to everyone involved in the planning and implementing of the Mosaic Art installation, it looks absolutely fantastic.  We have had great interest in the new wall and will be a great asset to the CRC and the community.
Mosaic Art InstallationMosaic Wall with artists and installersMosaic Art

15 January 2016

Our main street mosaic art project is well underway with small sections being put up everyday this week.  We are very lucky to have such talented artists in York who are very generous with their time. The border tiles have been made by 2015 Year 6 classes from York District High School. Looking forward to the end product.

Mosaic Art Installation
Mosaic Art Installation
Mosaic Art Installation

22 December 2015

Congratulations to all our winners of the Shop Local Campaign. Thank you to everyone who supported the CRC for its business development initiative.
Shop Local Winners

9 December 2015

Congratulations go to Jan Griffin, our second week winner of the Shop Local competition. Jan shopped locally at participating business The Olive Branch Cafe and entered the competition. Jan has won a $100 voucher from The Sock Factory, one of the four businesses drawn to provide the weekly prizes, and the lovely ladies were very happy to present her with her voucher. Spend up big Jan...well done and thanks for shopping locally this Christmas!
Second winner of Shop Local Campaign

7 December 2015

CHRISTMAS CLOSURE : The York CRC will be closed from 12 noon Christmas Eve and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2016 from 9am to 12noon. Normal operating hours 9am to 4.30pm will resume from Monday 11 January 2016.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

York CRC
30 October 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent CRC Annual General Meeting.
We welcome all committee back to their positions.
Chairperson: Gordon Marwick; Vice-Chairperson: Chris Heaton; Treasurer: Robert Lear; Secretary: Pamela Heaton; Committee: John Oliver, Elizabeth Parker, Denese Smythe,


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