The Bega Valley Shire Library has announced a new opportunity for young people in the Bega Valley.
The library's programs and partnerships officer, Scott Baker, said the Bermagui Create and Make Crew is a new concept initiated by Bega Valley Shire Council and funded through a Youth Opportunity grant from the state government's Family and Community Services.
"This is a unique and exciting opportunity for youth to learn a range of digital skills in sound, lighting, events management and so much more," Mr Baker said.
"It's possible that some participants may be able to establish the concept and gain skills to establish their own creative business."
Residents aged between 16 and 25 years, looking to gain hands-on digital media experience, can become part of the initiative.
The crew will create three interactive, audio-visual public events to be held throughout the Shire to showcase the skills of the participants.
The program aims to equip participants with skills and training opportunities by accessing the expertise of artistic mentors in media, photography, performance, installation, sound and music.
Participants will have access to a range of creative technologies based at Bermagui Library.
In addition, participants will also receive a Statement of Attainment for accredited units delivered by TAFE NSW.
Sustainable work practices, workplace health and safety and team work are all employable skills available, Mr Baker said.
The Bermagui Create and Make Crew will meet every Wednesday from July 31 from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Bermagui Library.
There will be three three-day workshops in September, October and November to be held in Bega, the Murrah Hall and Tilba.
Participants will need to provide their own transport, however there will be limited transport options available if needed.
Lunch will be provided for all days and workshops.
More information and sign up forms are available from the project Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bermicreateandmake
For further information and to register your interest please contact Scott Baker on (02) 6499 2172.