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Helping women get a job

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) caught up with CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes Social Enterprise and Community Engagement Manager Michael McDowell (left) and Cooee for Coffee team members Dimity Dixon and Tori Towney in Bourke recently. Photo contributed

A project helping women in Bourke and Wilcannia to enter the workforce and gain job skills has received $689,870 from the Federal Government.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton recently visited the Cooee for Coffee Café in Bourke to announce the funding for CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes.

“CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes has established two cafes in Bourke and Wilcannia, where local women will undertake work experience as part of a 12-month training program, providing them with life and job skills, and financial literacy,” Mr Coulton said.

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