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Challenge

Challenges

By Definition – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability. This can be readily applied when trying to secure employment. Writing of covering letters, updating resume, meeting the deadline for when applications close are all huge…

Brigid Coyle

Increased Front Line Resources

We’re delighted to announce an expansion in our Employer Services and Post Placement teams – even more resources to help PLACE and KEEP our clients in work! Workskills have recently added Brigid Coyle to our team of Employer Services Officers (ESOs). Brigid joins us with a wealth of experience in the Traineeship/apprenticeship field and will…

Minimum Wage

Update on the national minimum wage – 1 July 2019

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3% increase to the national minimum wage, effective 1 July 2019. What is a minimum wage? A minimum wage is the lowest wage you can be legally paid for your work. For the vast majority of people over 21 years or older, the wage should be at least…

Mateship

Mateship – what is it worth?

Employer engagement The New Norfolk office has been fortunate in recent times to have pleasure of working with the newly appointed Derwent Valley Employment Relations Coordinator Elisse. Elisse has been employed by TCCI to assist local employers overcome challenges when hiring new staff. What this will do for Workskills New Norfolk? Elisse will work closely…

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…

employment services

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…

traffic management

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…