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Hyundai I-load

Hyundai I-load available for a Community Organisation

Troublesmiths, an employment based youth social enterprise, no longer has a need for their Hyundai I-load Van. Workskills, as part of its Community Investment Foundation, would like to offer the van to a like-minded community organisation at a significantly reduced price. The Van is valued as of 12/3/20 at $25,000 (Pickles Auctions). Its current depreciated…

Advanced Job Reach

Advanced Job Reach

Advanced Job Reach has kicked off for another year in 2020 with a huge success. Thirteen participants are currently enrolled coming from various Workskills sites making a fantastic group of like-minded Job Seekers. The 8 week course helps Job Seekers over the age of 45 to identify where their strengths lie and how these can…

Eager young Tasmanian job-seekers

Eager young Tasmanian job-seekers

Troublesmiths has commenced yet another round of eager young Tasmanian job- seekers at their Murray Street Shop. The youth employment initiative, is aimed at 15-24-year olds who are currently experiencing a ‘gap’ in their employment journey and are at risk of long-term unemployment. Troublesmiths have had some very successful employment and social outcomes for previous…

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Youth employment initiative helps launch ‘Troublesmiths’ into work

A Tasmanian social enterprise-based employment program for young people who are disengaged from education and at risk of long-term unemployment, will launch its first evaluation report on Monday. The youth employment initiative Troublesmiths, is aimed at 15-24-year olds and is delivered by Impact Communities, a social impact initiative of the Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation, Workskills Inc.…

Freya’s Troublesmiths Journey

Freya’s Troublesmiths Journey

When I first started I was lacking in self-confidence and found that I always doubted myself. During my time here I’ve learnt to think more positively and I now approach things with a more positive attitude. I got so much out of the coaching. It showed me that being positive isn’t cheesy, it is about…

Trouble Makers

Trouble Makers

How was work today? It’s a question we often ask or answer every day, usually without much thought. But what if your chances of getting a job were impacted by situations or circumstances beyond your control? Many young job seekers face this challenge on a regular basis and these barriers can be their biggest hurdle…

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Singapore visitors to Impact Communities

This past week we welcomed Ms Tien Li Won, Assistant Director at the Central Youth Guidance Office (CYGO), and Mr. Michael Zhou, Senior Research Psychologist at the Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service (CFPS), both from Singapore. They are visiting Hobart as part of a conference, and googled youth employment programs and up came YES/Impact Communities,…

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Successful FAST Programs at St Brigid’s New Norfolk

Successful FAST programs St. Brigid’s has offered two very successful FAST programs – one in 2017 and another in term 1 of 2018. Each of the FAST programs has involved families for 2 hours per week (for 8 weeks’ duration) and includes a range of fun experiences designed to build relationships within families and within…

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Stewart Gets His Dream Job in Retail

After finishing College, Stewart wanted to find a job in retail and develop his skills, so he became a YES participant. When Stewart first commenced YES, he was tired of making job applications with no job opportunities arising from them, but he kept his spirits up. The YES initiative assisted Stewart by preparing him for…