Last week Friday a group of young men from Glenorchy completed the Ready Set Job program. Ready Set Job aims to increase the job readiness of people, in this case a group of young men. The Program increased their knowledge of the labour market and the world of work. Ready Set Job focusses not only on personal strengths and skills and how these can transfer to employment but also on the importance of developing a pathway through post school and lifelong learning. This time round Ready Set Job was delivered in partnership with Glenorchy City Council, Workskills, Impact Communities and Pulse Youth Health Centre. Josh Stephens from Glenorchy (pictured with Will Oakley from Glenorchy City Council) said that he feels more job ready due to participating in Ready Set Job.

“Visiting the Council, and the mock interview practice were the things that helped me most” said Josh. The course assisted with resume, interview skills as well as visitation to some local businesses and training providers. During the six week tailor made course the young men visited the Glenorchy City Council depot, Radcliffe’s, and Workskills Red Shed.

Friday saw the graduation of Ready Set Job for this group. It was celebrated with a BBQ and certificates. “It is not good that it is over, I would keep coming back” said Josh Mark Boonstra, Manager of Impact Communities said,

“the change in attitude and job readiness in some of the guys was amazing”. He said that Ready Set Job is increasing its roll out in schools and in the local community. The program is providing more and more people with some important techniques that give them the edge when navigating the world of work.

In August Impact Communities will be delivering Ready Set Job to a group of students from Claremont College, students who struggle with engaging in school. If this recent course is anything to go by, we look forward to some great outcomes. To find out how Impact Communities can assist your group please contact us.