Tag: Youth Community

Chloe’s award nomination for rebuilding young lives

Lady giving speech

Congratulations to MatchWorks team member, Chloe Foley for her Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award nomination. This award recognises everyday people doing extraordinary things within their community. Chloe has been nominated for her volunteer work at Youth Insearch. Over the past 8 years, Chloe has volunteered more than 3000 hours to support young people facing…

YOUth Community program empowers Levi to make new friends and gain employment

Empowering YOUth participant Levi in his Coles uniform.

Levi started in the MatchWorks YOUth Community program last year with the ultimate goal of making new friends. But the 18-year-old has gained so much more than that through the specialised program, which is part of the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth initiative. When he finished schooling at 17, Levi found it difficult to transition into…

YOUth Community program pays off for Strathpine job seeker  

Gillian pictured with PR Rags owner Ray.

A young Strathpine job seeker has excelled in an internship opportunity and started her new career journey with support from MatchWorks. Gillian, 20, was referred to the YOUth Community program by her employment consultant Stacey Elks to improve her skills and confidence levels. YOUth Community is being delivered by MatchWorks over the next two years…

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…

MatchWorks assisting young people into work

Youth community will include gamifications and rewards through a specialised phone app.

MatchWorks will provide assistance to young people to overcome barriers to unemployment through a new Australian Government initiative. The Empowering YOUth Initiative seeks to empower young people who are disengaged from the workforce or school and who face complex issues that affect their future. MatchWorks will deliver the initiative through the Youth Community model across…