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…


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…

Employment success with connect safety solutions

Employment success with Connect Safety Solutions

Tori commenced with Workskills in April this year as a transfer from Transition to Work and we quickly identified that she had a real interest in the Transport & Logistics industry and that she had an employment goal of becoming a truck driver. Tori was referred to Leon from the Employer Services Team and as…

62 job seekers find work

Workskills Huonville help 62 Job Seekers find work since January!!

The Huonville Site has been going gang busters!!! After an advertising campaign through the local newspaper, Brooke and Danielle have caught the eye of the local employers and job seekers alike. New opportunities have been flooding the site and the number of job seekers finding work has elevated significantly this year. 62 Job Seekers find…

5 years unemployed now secured a full time job

5 years unemployed now secured a full time job!!

A Glenorchy man whom has been unemployed for over 5 years has recently obtained Full Time employment. He had been suffering from extreme mental health issues for some time and had no confidence in himself and thought he was unable to return to the workforce. He had poor attendance and presentation issues. He was referred…

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Justin Time!! Fantastic result for Bridgewater Job Seeker

What a fantastic result this week for Bridgewater Job Seeker, Justin! Justin has been a Workskills client for some time now and has always been a willing participant in any activity we’ve suggested to him. He participated in the Red Shed Labourers Skill Course, where he learnt a variety of construction/Labouring skills and successfully completed…

Employer of choice

Employer of Choice recognition for Workskills

Thursday was an amazing day for Workskills, we were awarded with our formal “Employer of Choice” recognition. I strongly believe, we have worked hard to provide a consistent focus on our most valuable asset in our business and that is our people!!! To be recognised externally is very special. The judges from the Department of…

meaningful employment

Making meaningful employment achievable – Workskills Recruitment Centre

A jobseeker has been successful in gaining ongoing employment as an After School Carer with a well-respected Childcare organisation following her engagement with Workskills’ Recruitment Centre in Molle St, Hobart. The job seeker had been out of the workforce for the past 8 years due to parenting. Whilst completing her Certificate III in Education Support,…

New compliance system

New compliance system from 1 July 2018

If you have mutual obligation requirements in jobactive, Disability Employment Services or ParentsNext there are some important changes you need to be aware of.

age is no barrier to employment

Age is no barrier to employment

Perception that age is a barrier to employment Whilst we all agree that it can be very difficult to find employment when considered a mature aged job seeker and over time we have a tendency to give up blaming our age as the main reason for finding substantial employment, truth is this is NOT SO? More…