Tag: career

Innovative engineering program creates new future for Nay Thar

Group of people posing for photo

A new engineering program tailored to young refugees in Bendigo is changing the lives of graduates. Recent graduate Nay Thar knew he wanted to work in the engineering field when he joined the Bendigo TAFE program. The 37-year-old refugee from Thailand had previously studied welding, so studying a Certificate II in Engineering was the ideal…

Cats Match inspiring new careers for young Geelong job seekers

Tamara at work as an Educator at Kids World Geelong

MatchWorks and the Geelong Cats have again partnered to deliver an inspirational employment, health and wellbeing program for Geelong youth. Seventy-six young job seekers have participated in the successful program over the past four years. Participants are supported to build their confidence and skills, and leave the program job-ready and equipped to make healthier life…

Medhi awarded Employee of the Year

MatchWorks job seeker Medhi receiving his award from the Serenity Bedding team.

Medhi’s journey to work is an inspiring story about a migrant who worked hard to overcome barriers to employment – and was rewarded for his efforts. After moving to Australia from Pakistan in 2015, Medhi spent more than two years learning English and applying for jobs. Each knockback chipped away at the Melbourne job seeker’s…