MatchWorks’ Deadly Yakka program is paving the way for indigenous job seekers to find meaningful work.
Since launching in the Melbourne suburb of Preston in February 2014, Deadly Yakka has gone from strength to strength and the program is now offered nationally.
Monday 4 February
Chermside Bowls Club, 468 Rode Road
Lake Haven, NSW
Monday 18 February
Wyong District Youth and Community Centre
191 Wallarah Rd, Kanwal
Give us a call on 1300 13 23 63 or contact us to find out more or register.
FROM WELCOME CEREMONY TO REAL WORK
Each Deadly Yakka program starts with a smoking ceremony to welcome clients, trainers and employers.
Clients then take part in a three-week program which coaches participants about ways to present themselves to employers to help them gain and keep work.
Guest speakers include employers and representatives from indigenous organisations. Topics cover:
• Motivation and why we work
• Overcoming barriers to employment
• Job search strategies to secure interviews and placements
• Improving confidence and self-esteem
• Interview skills training.
Once formal training is finished, mentors and MatchWorks consultants continue workshop activities with clients.
MatchWorks supports employers wanting to diversify their workforce.
We help employers recruit indigenous staff and link with local government programs to help deliver indigenous employment strategies.
Cultural awareness training is available for employers wishing to take part in the Deadly Yakka program.
Contact us to discuss how you can become involved.
MatchWorks partners with Concentrix for Indigenous Pathway Program
The following businesses are proud supporters of the Deadly Yakka program:
Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-op
CMC Indigenous Services
Concentrix Australia New Zealand
Dja Dja Wurrung