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ETC Director Ian Preston, Shed President John Kent and ETC Business Advisor Peta McPherson with local shed members

The purchase of a computerised router has helped to modernise the Nambucca Heads Men’s Shed.

Shed President John Kent said the new technology had many benefits for the local community.

“It’s great for the Nambucca Shire to have something like this. I’m not aware of any other facilities in the Valley that would have access for the community to this kind of technology,” John said.

“We hope this piece of equipment will give the opportunity for members to grow with new technology and help to keep their minds active.

“The aim is to eventually help people who are struggling to get work. If we can help train them to be able to use a machine like this they could potentially start their own business or become more employable.”

After recently receiving a $2,080 grant from the ETC Community Support Fund the Men’s Shed was able to purchase the new router.

The new machine will enable the shed to sculpt shapes and text, and will greatly enhance the scope of their products by personalising to the customer needs.

“We’re still learning how to use it but our goal is to give basic training and experience to interested and motivated people in the community,” Mr Kent said.

“The Men’s Shed is a social support service aimed at maintaining and expanding men’s social networks, providing healthcare information, education and work related skills to encourage men to participate in projects that can benefit the whole community.”

To find out how you can get involved with the local Men’s Shed visit www.nhms.org.au

If you would like to find out more about ETC services in the Nambucca region, contact 1800 007 400.



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