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Owners of Gullwing Mechanics Stefan and Kelly first heard about Youth Jobs PaTH internships through their local jobs provider. Interested to see whether Youth Jobs paTH would help them find a young person who would fit into their small businesses they offered Janaya an internship. Immediately impressed by her enthusiasm and how she approached her work with interest and care they were pleased to offer Janaya an apprenticeship.
When Neil was unemployed, his jobactive provider found him a part time job as a cleaner. Even though he'd been working as a manager, he could see that a cleaning job could be a stepping stone to something he relished.
Youth Jobs PaTH internships are working for Transition to Work participants, like Billie, creating opportunities for more young people to get into work.
Watch now and see how ParentsNext has helped these four mums build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
ParentsNext assisted Jessica to identify her future education and employment goals.
ParentsNext supported Stephanie to re-enter the workforce and find a career that she loves.
Since migrating to Australia from India six years ago, Anitha had been primarily focussed on raising her two children. Wanting to explore her opportunities to get back into work, Anitha made contact with ParentsNext.
With the help of ParentsNext, Amy, a mum of three, gained the confidence she needed to go back to school.
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The Holden Transition Centre has been set up to respond to the closure of the auto manufacturing industry. It is designed to assist former employees and assist businesses wanting to recruit from the pool of people exiting auto manufacturing. The centre functions as a way for businesses and exiting auto manufacturing employees to connect with each other. It provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information about where the employment opportunities are and will be in the next 2-3 years. Holden’s Transition Support program will continue to prepare job seekers for new careers and support those opting for retirement for up to two years after the factory closed. This video profiles some people who have benefitted from the Transition Centre.
When Brandon went through a tough time in his life, his jobactive provider helped him bounce back. After completing an internship with bitemedeli, Brandon successfully landed a permanent job. Now completing an apprenticeship while he works, Brandon is gaining new skills and thriving in his new job.
Cheneille had tried different things and realised she really want to work on cars. All she needed was an employer to give her a go. Thanks to PaTH, she found a great place to work.
Owner of Noel’s Panel Works, Sherryll Ray, wasn’t immediately sure if a young woman would be the right fit for her business. But after trialling Cheneille through Youth Jobs PaTH, she feels very lucky to have found her.
Husband-and-wife team, Grant and Nicole, needed an extra pair of hands to help them keep up with their thriving business. But being such a small business, they had to find just the right person.
Travis had tried different jobs but nothing had worked out for him long term. A keen motocross rider, he couldn’t believe it when he was offered an internship at Aussie Moto Engineering. During his trial period, he proved he had what it takes. He was not only offered employment but an apprenticeship, too, and is thrilled to have found a career doing what he loves.
Michael and Liam were both looking hard for permanent work and had loads of untapped potential.
Through the Youth Jobs PaTH program, they landed an opportunity to trial at Kik Coffee, which enabled them to show their skills, bring new ideas to the business and ultimately help Kik Coffee branch out in to other areas.
This has had a wonderful impact on their confidence and improved the lives of both Michael and Liam.
Louise is the Founder and CEO of InspiredBUY, a social innovation organisation helping to tackle youth unemployment. One of their projects, KIK Coffee in Adelaide, is a coffee shop designed to engage young people and provide them with opportunities to grow.
Louise has taken on several interns through Youth Jobs PaTH and believes that the program provides excellent opportunities for both businesses and young job seekers.
Jon had been looking for a secure job for a while, but couldn’t find anything fulfilling.
After completing a Youth Jobs PaTH internship at Eckersley Print Group, Jon has landed an apprenticeship. Now, Jon not only has a new career that he loves, it’s also had an overall positive effect on his health and outlook.
Eckersley Group understands that a good attitude and enthusiasm is what makes a great employee, and that’s exactly what they found in Jon while he did a PaTH internship with the company.
Jon found a permanent role, and has since been offered an apprenticeship to give him a proper grounding in the printing industry.
Anastasia was desperately looking for work, but with no experience on her resume, no one gave her a chance.
Anastasia jumped at the opportunity to take part in a Youth Jobs PaTH internship, which gave her access to training and valuable experience.
Robyne is a director of Kepa Kurl in Esperance, which consists of an Aboriginal art gallery and gift shop, as well as a beach side coffee shop. She was looking for a young person to take on in her business and decided to use Youth Jobs PaTH.
Robyne trialled and hired Anastasia, who is now loving her new life.
Spreadsheet showing the number of people employed in artisan occupations, 2006-2016