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Liam is Seeking Work Experience in Graphic Design

Liam is Seeking Work Experience in Graphic Design Meet Liam, a talented artist and aspiring graphic designer who is now looking for work experience in the industry! Liam has been practicing and extending his skills in design software, as well as developing his workplace readiness skills in communication, interview-practice and managing deadlines. In his spare time, Liam  fine tunes his skills, making artworks for musicians and assets for games. You can check out some of Liam’s designs at the end of this article. Liam takes part in a [...]

Order up! Bailey’s been cooking up a storm with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work

Order up! Bailey’s been cooking up a storm with Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work employment program assists youth from 15-24 years of age transition from school to employment. Our staff help young job seekers break down the barriers to employment, by helping them discover and achieve their vocational goals. Meet Bailey, who began at Transition to Work with an interest in hospitality but wasn’t quite sure on the next steps to take. After discussing career paths, skills and suitability with his Youth Support Mentor, Bailey [...]

Sarah’s turning her passion for youth work into employment

Sarah’s turning her passion for youth work into employment Sarah has been building her qualifications and finding her passions while taking part in Mai-Wel LabourForce Solution’s Disability Employment Service at Cessnock. Sarah has been working on completing a range of qualifications to narrow down the vocation she would like to enter into long-term. Sarah has completed a Certificate IV in Community Services. In order to gain this Certificate, Sarah completed work experience at a local youth centre, where she managed group sessions, one-on-one case management and also advocated [...]

Michael’s Recipe for Success with Step Up!

Michael’s Recipe for Success with Step Up! Michael takes part in Mai-Wel’s Step Up program, where people with disability are supported to build skills, capacity and confidence for work after leaving school. During his time with Step Up, Michael has been completing a number of training programs and experiences to prepare him for work in the hospitality industry. With a combination of supportive on-site practical experiences, vocational qualifications, theory and work experience, Michael has been cooking up a recipe for success for his future hospitality career! Step 1: [...]

Step Up head out to gardens and golf

Step Up head out to gardens and golf Mai-Wel’s Step Up Social and Communication Group went for a visit to the Hunter Valley Gardens and got to take part in Aqua and Putt Putt Golf. The Social and Communication Group members all share the same goals; to build confidence and social skills while developing their stamina and endurance in a relaxed, social setting. Communication is a fundamental employability skill for any industry sector. Being able to communicate with peers and team members ensures a cohesive and cooperative workplace [...]

Andy’s levelling up his IT skills with work experience

Andy’s levelling up his IT skills with work experience Meet Andy, a participant of Mai-Wel’s Step Up program. Andy has recently been exploring various industries and work experience opportunities to discover what type of job industries he’s interested in. After completing six weeks of work experience in I.T. with Tame that Computer in Kurri Kurri, Andy thinks he may have found a career path that suits him! When Andy started supports with Step Up he expressed a strong interest in the I.T. industry, particularly in computers and how [...]

Brad’s crafting his employment skills with Spotlight

Brad’s crafting his employment skills with Spotlight Brad is currently on the journey to employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions. Brad started supports in Mai-Wel during high school through the Get Started program. Get Started is a transition service designed specifically for Year 10/11/12 students to prepare them for the world of work after school life. During his supports, Brad spent lots of time completing employment discovery work, allowing him to be open to exploring different industries to discover what type of employment would be right for him long-term. [...]

Chantelle’s path to success with TtW!

Chantelle’s path to success with TtW! Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ Transition to Work program assists young people aged 15-24 years old to discover the employment path they would like to journey down, and what steps to take to achieve these goals. Chantelle recently achieved an amazing outcome with Transition to Work by finding a fantastic traineeship that has allowed her to continue her studies and get a foot in the door of the finance industry at the same time! Chantelle told us all about her journey with Transition to [...]

Donations needed! Help our job seekers dress to impress with Thrive Workwear

Donations needed! Help our job seekers dress to impress with Thrive Workwear When it comes to starting a new job, or preparing for a job interview, it’s always best to dress to impress and make that first impression count. That’s why Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions is introducing our new Thrive Workwear initiative, to ensure Mai-Wel job seekers can look their best and feel confident as they take these steps into employment. We understand that purchasing appropriate business wear can be an expensive exercise, particularly for those who may be [...]

Emily’s trying new things during work experience

Emily’s trying new things during work experience As part of Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect ‘School Leaver Employment Supports’ program at Cessnock, Emily has been taking part in some work experience at Bombora Surf Shop. Emily started with Work Life Connect using her School Leaver Employment Supports funding, with the goal of trying new things, adapting to change and gaining some skills for employment. Work Life Connect offers School Leaver Employment Support programs with aims to prepare participants for the world of work by providing opportunities for skill-building, building workplace [...]

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