Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous job seekers

Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding employment.

The 15 program participants were congratulated and presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.

Deadly Yakka program participants and MatchWorks team members.

Deadly Yakka program participants and MatchWorks team members.

Deadly Yakka is a specifically designed program for unemployed Indigenous job seekers and those who require more employment options, to develop skills in finding a job as well as reviewing their career direction.

The program assisted participants with job readiness, confidence building, engagement with employers and general communication skills. Job seekers were also involved in role play, a job fair and learnt about acceptable presentation for interviews.

MatchWorks QLD Regional Manager Paul Hethorn says it was great to see the participants were motivated at the conclusion of the program.

“You could see a change in the participants’ motivation and enthusiasm as the week progressed. The program gave them that confidence boost needed to really move forward with finding a job,” he said.

“We will continue to support all the job seekers over the coming months, and we’re confident the skills they have learned through Deadly Yakka will hold them in good stead.”