Tag: Bendigo

Special phone app set to empower and motivate youth to find employment

YOUth Community participants in Strathpine, QLD.

MatchWorks kicked off a new employment program this week for youth in Bendigo (Victoria), Noarlunga (South Australia) and Strathpine (Queensland) using a specially designed phone app. MatchWorks is delivering the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth initiative through the YOUth Community model over the next two years. Empowering YOUth supports new, innovative approaches to help long-term unemployed…

Bendigo job seeker finds motivation to achieve employment goals

Pictured: MatchWorks job seeker and Deadly Yakka participant Jordan.

Bendigo job seeker Jordan came to MatchWorks in July 2015 lacking the motivation and confidence to find employment. He had no future goals, no driver’s licence, limited reading and writing skills and was experiencing anxiety, stress and lack of sleep. MatchWorks employment consultant Jane Hamilton earmarked Jordan for the Indigenous employment program Deadly Yakka. Jordan…