Young Hobart locals off welfare and into work

December 14, 2017

SIXTEEN long-term unemployed people in Hobart have broken the welfare trap by gaining employment through the Federal Government’s Youth Bonus Wage subsidy. The subsidy is part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program. Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, alongside Workskills Tasmania, visited Hobart business Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers recently to meet Shanon Wordsworth, one of many young…

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Aged Care Employment

Workskills job seeker secures employment through Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) pre-employment training program

December 14, 2017

A Workskills job seeker recently secured paid employment in the aged services sector after completing a training program tailored to such opportunities. Specifically, the pre-employment program (endorsed by the peak industry body for aged services in Tasmania – ACSA) was designed to reflect the entry-level requirements for working in the hospitality areas of aged services…

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Working with Catholic Care to support clients into employment

December 5, 2017

The Glenorchy Site has been working in conjunction with Catholic Care and our own Employer Services Team to support our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) clients into employment. We coordinated referring them an information session with CALD clients of varying literacy levels. 10 of our CALD clients were selected and placed into training and induction…

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Take control of your Volunteering/Work for the Dole Placement to make it meaningful

November 29, 2017

Aaron is a job seeker who wanted to work, and took the initiative to find himself voluntary work which suited the work he wanted, in a location convenient for him. He approached the Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre prior to entering his first ‘Work for the Dole Phase’ and began volunteering well above anything he was…

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Ground Up trainees

Ground Up Program Update

November 17, 2017

As our newest Trainees settle into their roles, we are now in a position to move them into their first rotation. Each Trainee will spend one week blocks over the course of their Traineeship working in other areas of the business to get a true ‘taste’ of what each role entails. Ashley will kick off…

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Breakthrough Program with Anglicare

Breakthrough Program with Anglicare

October 24, 2017

Rosny site are very fortunate to be working collaboratively with Anglicare on a 12 month project for which they have received funding from DHHS Tas. The project has been named Breakthrough as the main focus of the project is to provide support to our clients around financial issues that are preventing them from joining the…

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Active New Norfolk Office

High Activity in New Norfolk!

October 18, 2017

New Norfolk has been active over recent months with several good placements, local training and community engagement Training Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), in partnership with Workskills, are undertaking a comprehensive work ready programme with some of our job seekers. These job seekers undergo an…

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Sorell Office

Bigger and Better in Sorell

October 9, 2017

Workskills’ Sorell office has expanded, with bigger and better offices and an increase in our days of operation. After more than two years on the road, our Sorell team has now got a place to call home – and we’re excited! Located in the Sorell Community Health Centre, 57 Cole St, we’re now open Tuesday,…

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Does Work for the Dole lead to jobs? YES!

September 27, 2017

Rosny job seeker Tegan had previously worked with Telcos and in retail, but didn’t enjoy it – her interest was in horticulture. When she was approaching the Work for the Dole Phase she was asked which activity she would like to do and chose a horticultural activity working within the Clarence City Council municipality. On…

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