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Harvest Time

It’s Harvest Time!

Friday 23rd saw a fantastic day with over 20 job seekers start grape picking at the Jansz Vineyard at Penna. This has been an example of a collaborative effort between our ESO team (Specifically, in this case, Leon “Cat-Wrangler” Thompson), Toll People and Community Transport Services Tasmania. Following two information and registration days at our…

Workskills and Catholic Care

Workskills and Catholic Care Collaboration

Workskills and Catholic Care recently collaborated to assist our Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) into employment with various Orchards for Fruit Picking work. We contacted and referred over 20 job seekers to Catholic Care for suitability appointments and registration. From there we supported this client group with manual handling training, clothing/PPE and travel expenses in…

Volunteering Tasmania

Tasmanian Volunteering Awards

At Workskills, we often hear wonderful stories of job seekers impressing their Work for the Dole and Voluntary Work Hosts with their attitude, presentation and skills. Do you know a similar story? If so, please take 10 minutes to nominate the job seeker for one of the 2018 Southern Cross Television Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. The…

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…