A workplace injury derailed Dean Masterson's life five years ago
but the Geelong resident is back on track after a former employer
gave him an opportunity to get back into work.
Geelong employer Steve Dew says his business has benefited from
establishing an ongoing relationship with local employment services
Steve's business Management, Maintenance and Development has
employed 13 MatchWorks job seekers over the past eight months.
A packed house heard from inspirational Mornington job seeker
Thomas at a Frankston Business Network event hosted by MatchWorks
Indigenous job seeker Reagan Atkinson-Cumming has started a
diesel mechanic apprenticeship after recently completing MatchWorks
XLR8 Youth Program in Melton. The inspiring teenager has been
supporting her family after her mother passed away four years
South Melbourne community members have a rejuvenated garden to
enjoy after a group of Work for the Dole participants completed an
activity at St Peter and St Paul's Church.
MatchWorks Queensland job seeker Jason Webster says engaging
with employers, industry professionals and other job seekers at
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth's Job Seeker Boot Camp was a
MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he
became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres
down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49,
Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he
struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in
Warrnambool ceased business.
Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new
experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.
The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the
National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients
and their families step outside the square and try something new.
By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community
The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to
Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have
invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.