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From left, Tasmanian Meat Wholesalers operations manager David Dillon, Shanon Wordsworth, Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz and Workskills Tasmania’s Leon Thompson.

Young Hobart locals off welfare and into work

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…

Aged Care Employment

Workskills job seeker secures employment through ACSA

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

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…

Volunteer

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

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…

Ground Up trainees

Ground Up Program Update

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…

Breakthrough Program with Anglicare

Breakthrough Program with Anglicare

Rosny site are very fortunate to be working collaboratively with Anglicare on a 12 month project for which they have received funding from DSS (Department of Social Services). 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…

Active New Norfolk Office

High Activity in New Norfolk!

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 intensive and personal one-on-one programme around developing their…

Sorell Office

Bigger and Better in Sorell

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,…

Horticulture

Does Work for the Dole lead to jobs? YES!

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…

PaTH Training2

Preparing Our Clients for Employment

Glenorchy has held Block 2 of the PaTH – Employment Skills Training (EST) with AETS. This course was targeted around preparing our clients for employment and everything they need to know to get there. Much of the course was actually practicing mock interviews and breaking down the barriers to get there. Most of the participants…

Isabella Devereux (student and Workskills candidate) and John Kalbfell (Venue Manager at The Central Hotel in Hobart).

High hospitality hopes through training program

A hospitality training program jointly developed by Workskills and TasTAFE has resulted in strong employment outcomes for participants. Workskills and TasTAFE recently worked together to develop a practical, hands-on pilot training program specific to the employment requirements of various hospitality businesses in the greater Hobart region. Upon completion of the training, eight out of the…

mentoring

Internal Mentoring Program

In July of 2016, Workskills launched the internal Mentoring Program with reserved interest from staff. We had three mentoring ‘couples’ who were able to share skills and knowledge and gain the benefits of working with some of our more senior and experienced staff. On the completion of the program the support for the program was…