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Apprentice Carpenter job secured

Apprentice Carpenter job secured after 3 years unemployment

A 21 year old youth at our Bridgewater Office has commenced work after approximately 3 years of unemployment. When he first commenced with Workskills he had poor attendance, lack of motivation and attitude concerns. The Bridgewater Team have attempted to engage him with a variety of activity placements including: Employability Skills Training Vocational Pathways Course…

Helping clients to keep their jobs

Assisting clients in keeping their jobs

Here at Workskills we pride ourselves on our ability to help our clients prepare for the world of work, enter the world of work and assist them in keeping their new found employment. Assisting clients in keeping their jobs is arguably the most important step because if 6 months of employment is reached, the chances…

Indigenous Employment Mentors

Indigenous Employment Mentors

Workskills welcomes the opportunity to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers in a culturally aware and sensitive manner, to overcome their barriers to gaining employment and support them closely to maintain sustainable employment. We have two Indigenous Employment Mentors employed to provide additional service and support to our clients (job seekers and employers).…

New Support for Staff

New Support for Staff

With a serious focus on our Prepare, Place, Keep strategy, our Senior Managers have embarked on a new support for staff to assist in these all-important strategies. Two mornings a week, Senior Managers will work with each site at their morning buzz meeting to better understand the types of referrals to jobs that each site…

Community Spirit

Community Spirit

What’s been happening in Hobart and Huonville? Hobart site has undergone some major staffing changes in the past 3 months. Which means that the chances are if you come in to see us, you will be greeted by a new face. How exciting!!! Whilst it is always sad to no longer see familiar faces, it…

Volunteer work leads to employment

Volunteer work leads to employment

Another great success story for Bridgewater. Our client had been unemployment for several years and was struggling as a single mother. She was unmotivated and lacked confidence in herself, feeling as though she would never get a job. During this time, she had been participating in volunteer work in her local community and has since…

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The Future of Employment Services

The Employment Services Expert Advisory Panel has released their report including 11 recommendations on the future of Employment Services from 2020 and beyond, titled “I Want to Work”. The report recommends a much greater reliance on digital technology and servicing, particularly for the most job ready job seekers and employers. If using digital technology is…

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Industry-Focussed Training proves the key to getting a start

Last week alone, 4 Workskills clients who completed Traffic Works course have started work with 2 different employers. Additionally, 8 more of our clients were recently inducted by a Traffic Control company and are awaiting a start! The last day of our Traffic Management training for the year was held last Friday at our Molle…

generational unemployed

Generational unemployment and anger issues overcome

The Bridgewater Site has been working with a long term unemployed client called Nicholas. His major barrier to employment was generational unemployment and anger issues. He was case managed intensively by his case manager in particular whom he formed good rapport with. They worked on a variety of soft skills including attitude, work ethic and…

Mental Health in the workplace

Mental Health in the workplace

I was recently given the opportunity to attend a conference in Melbourne on Mental Health in the workplace. I have attended such events in the past but this was an absolute stand out. I have come back with a renewed and refreshed zeal for making sure that Workskills is able to support and equip staff…

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Work and Training apprenticeship success

Workskills Glenorchy has been working with a young male 19 years for approximately 12 months now. When he came to us he was extremely unmotivated, with limited goals and aspirations. He had poor attendance to appointments and lack of confidence in his job search. It was identified that he would benefit from Employability Skills Training…

Internal Mentoring Program continues to deliver

Internal Mentoring Program continues to deliver

As another financial year whips by, so too does the progress of our internal Mentoring Program. This year we have 10 staff involved in the program with initial induction meetings completed and all sessions either commenced or locked into diaries. The benefits of the mentoring program are vast, not just for mentees, but for mentors…