Tag: Youth Employment

Passion pays off for new ‘Boostie’ Tiahnee

Tiahnee poses for camera in a blue t-shirt and white cap, standing in the centre between Holly from the MatchWorks Disability Employment Services team and her MatchWorks Employment Consultant Morgan standing to the right of picture.

A new job with Boost Juice is an achievement to celebrate for 23-year-old Tiahnee, who lives with Cerebral Palsy. The Oaklands Park resident is proud to officially become a ‘Boostie’, recently starting work with a brand and organisation she has admired for many years.

“I’m so thankful for all the help I’ve received.” Willow’s story.

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Young Indigenous job seeker Willow has happily settled into life in Brisbane with the help of the Ready for Work program. She has landed a secure job as a Food Services Attendant with Sodexo at an aged care facility. After finishing school, Willow found herself without direction. “I was partying a lot and I had…

First job brings confidence – Jessica’s story

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After an uncertain start, Jessica has thrived in the Youth Jobs PaTH Employability Training program and secured her first job working at McDonalds.   The young Warrnambool job seeker didn’t know what career path she wanted to pursue after finishing school a few years ago. “Before I started this journey, I was lacking direction and felt…

Zen garden to boost youth wellbeing

Group of people posing for photo outside of The Lodge Youth Support Service building

Youth homelessness and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand. People with mental illness are more at risk of homelessness. Yet, the stress that comes with rough sleeping can also negatively impact mental health and wellbeing.   One organisation creating a safe haven for homeless youth is The Lodge Youth Support Service in Brisbane. Their mission…

“I feel like I have a purpose now.” Anneliese’s story.

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Young job seeker Anneliese has overcome mental and physical health issues to land a Business Administration Traineeship with a plumbing company. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease as a teenager, Anneliese struggled with her health. She also developed social anxiety, which led to depression. “I didn’t want to go out because I didn’t feel well, so…

A different approach pays off – Elise’s story.

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Stepping out of her comfort zone has paid off for Elise Russell. She recently celebrated two years in her role with Membranes Australia after attending The Atherstone Exchange Employer Expo. Despite having retail experience and a Certificate III in Childcare, Elise was struggling when she first met with the team at MatchWorks Melton. “I was…

From homeless to happy – A new future for Ibrahim

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For many job seekers, the task of finding work can be stressful. Yet 20-year-old Ibrahim had additional barriers to overcome before he could take a step in the right direction. Now, with dedicated support from the right people, the former job seeker is creating a new future and following his dream to study law. “Before…

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…