Corio job seeker puts best foot forward
Thursday, 19 January, 2017
Alcohol, drug and legal issues were holding job seeker Nicole
back from finding ongoing employment when she first presented at
Nicole had been unemployed for more than two years, had no
driver's licence, but she was determined to address her barriers to
MatchWorks employment consultant Mandy Hamilton discussed
courses on offer through Northern Futures and assisted Nicole with
Due to Nicole's various barriers, Mandy arranged for Nicole to
start a Certificate I Employment Pathways (Getting Ahead) course
which was only two days a week.
"At the beginning, Nicole's attendance was a little amiss as she
relied on being picked up. But that soon turned around and Nicole
started getting to class by herself and before her peers," Mandy
Nicole then went straight into the Certificate II Skills for
Work & Vocational Pathways (Business Basics Program). Nicole
completed the course at the end of October, while still attending
counselling sessions at Headspace.
Nicole passed her driver's licence in November and secured a
position with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning
through Gforce prior to Christmas. She commenced a Business Admin
Traineeship at the beginning of January.
Pictured below: MatchWorks job seeker
Back To News