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Samantha Lawrence, Program Coordinator

Mature Job Seekers

The following article from Tasmanian Times.com  A Tasmanian employment program for mature job seekers who are at risk of long-term unemployment is making an impact, its trials have shown. The program was based on intensive coaching and peer support approach, using the Coaching You For Success (CYFS) model. The Workskills initiative Advanced Job Reach is…

FREE Employment Forums

FREE Employment Forums – Save the Date

Impact Communities is pleased to announce a series of FREE Employment Forums. Save the date for one or attend all three. More information to follow. Aboriginal Employment Forum – 23rd September 2020 CALD Employment Forum – 14th October 2020 Ex-Offender employment Forum – 27th October 2020 These focussed forums will bring together those who have…

Advanced Job Reach

Advanced Job Reach – Press Release

A Tasmanian lead employment program for mature job seekers who are at risk of long-term unemployment, has launched its first report. Australian’s aged over 45 years receiving income support are at higher risk of long-term welfare dependence, and this trend is consistent in Southern Tasmania. On February 2019, there were 2120 persons aged over 50…

jobseeker over 45

Are you an older job seeker?

Work45+ is a one-stop information hub with tips for you from job seekers aged over 45 and employers who appreciate your strengths. Know your value Research shows older workers are: productive loyal safety conscious. Know your rights Age discrimination is unlawful: Employers must not discriminate against a job seeker because of their age. You don’t…

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…