Victoria's high unemployment rate is being tackled head-on by
local employment service provider MatchWorks through an innovative
initiative called Destination Work,which has been rolling out
across the state since June this year. This ground-breaking
program aims to assist long-term unemployed and over 45 year old
job seekers from Cranbourne and Sunshine back into work through
support to overcome individual barriers.
MatchWorks is in the midst of an exciting yet challenging period
that will help shape the organisation's growth.
A MatchWorks employee and a former job
seeker have been recognised at this year's prestigious National
Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards for Excellence gala
dinner, held on 28 July.
Pictured: Rabby (back row, fourth
from left) and Andy (third from right) at the gala
Depressed, kicked out of home, separated
from her beloved children and sleeping in her car - when Judy
Witcomb reflects on where she was, she finds it hard to believe her
Participants of MatchWorks' White Goods
Recycling program celebrated their graduation on Tuesday, August 12
at Kids Off The Kerb in Thomastown.
Seven indigenous job seekers from the Bendigo region
graduated from local employment service provider MatchWorks Deadly
Yakka program with new job seeking skills and career direction
Friday 2 October at Bell Oval in Strathdale.
Pictured: Deadly Yakka participants with Kim (second left)
Students in Create's Art Program will help brighten the Werribee
MatchWorks office through having their artwork displayed in the
Pictured: Callee, Anthony and Jessica show off their
Karingal's commitment to providing an inclusive community has
been re-enforced through the introduction of the Karingal
Disability Action Plan
2013 - 2017.
Pictured: CEO Daryl Starkey, Capacity Development manager for
the Office of the Disability Commissioner Anthony Kolmus, Karingal
Disability Action Plan project officer Jacqui McKim and Karingal
Chair Rod Payne at the Disability Action Plan launch.
More than 650 people turned out to Deakin University's Costa
Hall on June 25 to see world renowned artists Eddi Reader and Tim
McCallum in concert to officially launch the Karingal Foundation's
Eastern Geelong Community Centre Appeal.
Pictured: Eddi Reader performs at the concert