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 the world of work and equipping him with relevant work-related skills and experiences in line with their interests and goals. YES organised various work experience placements that provided Stewart an understanding of the retail environment. Through these placements, Stewart gained valuable experience in a real-life employment setting.
Australian Retailers Association Certificate II in Retail
YES put Stewart forward as a potential candidate for the Australian Retailers Association Certificate II in Retail who then offered him a work experience opportunity at a Hobart department store. Stewart performed really well during his week-long work experience and showed that he’s got the skills and abilities to be a super star retail worker. After the Work Experience placement was complete the store hired Stewart as an ongoing casual Retail Worker.
Stewart now has a defined sense of purpose and is working hard to pursue his future in his chosen industry.
Youth Entrepreneurial Services
Youth Entrepreneurial Services is an initiative of Workskills’ community arm, Impact Communities. The initiative offers young people between 15-24 years of age who are at risk of long term unemployment an opportunity to gain a variety of work experience, learn more about themselves in a supportive and exciting environment, and ultimately progress into work, self-employment, or further education.
Entry to the program is via expression of interest or referral and is subject to entry requirements. For more information see https://www.impactcommunities.org.au/expressions-of-interest/