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 participants and are confident that in the coming weeks we will see similar results for this current team of young people. The 8 week program takes participants through three domains – work readiness, personal development and social enterprise activity.

With support from Impact Communities staff, participants will work through the CYPFS– (Coaching Young People for Success) modules to learn more about their potential, work styles and unique personality and skill sets.

Through the Social Enterprise training, participants will gain real life work experience, work shopping product design and manufacturing, administration and customer service. Essentially, they will ‘run the shop.’

Not only is this experience a perfect resume builder but more importantly, participants will have the unique opportunity to practice their work and social skills whilst building up their confidence and strengthening their personal skillsets by working on social enterprise projects and as a part of a productive team.

We welcome our regular and new shoppers to come past our Troublesmiths store at 106 Murray St, Hobart to purchase some locally made products such as candles, beeswax wraps, lip blams, earrings and more. You’ll be helping our young people to practice and improve their skills and support the Troublesmiths initiative.