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 [...]

Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock!

Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock! At Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect at Cessnock, Bruce has been taking part in the 1:1 music program to explore the world of music. As part of this program, Bruce has been learning how to play the acoustic guitar and has been loving every minute of it! Each week, Bruce attends Work Life Connect in Cessnock to take part in a weekly hour session with Mai-Wel Creative Arts mentor, James. During these sessions, Bruce is able to explore his passion [...]

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art!

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art! Meet Kathy, a participant of Work Life Connect’s Creative Arts program, which runs at Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock. Through the program, Kathy has been learning new art techniques and really enjoying herself. Have a look at some of her amazing artworks and textile creations! Kathy became interested in Creative Arts to help achieve some of her goals. Kathy said, “Creative Arts helps me to socialise and keeps my brain active. I get to go out into the community as well [...]

Oliver’s been getting out and about with Work Life Connect

Oliver’s been getting out and about with Work Life Connect! Meet Oliver, a participant at Work Life Connect who has been getting out and about in Cessnock to increase his confidence, independence and skills. You may have seen Oliver attending supports down at the local park, where he’s been building his skills and confidence while having some fun at the same time. Oliver wanted to have some new experiences and thought it would be a good idea to try his hand at basketball. This is something he hasn’t done [...]

By |2021-05-28T12:02:04+10:0028th May, 2021|Good News Stories, Work Life Connect|

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 [...]

How we have implemented digital accessibility (and tips on how your business can do it too!)

How we have implemented digital accessibility (and tips on how your business can do it too!) 20th May 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which means it’s time to talk about how we can foster digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people in the world with disability or impairment. Over the past few months, we here at Mai-Wel have been educating ourselves on digital accessibility and have implemented a series of actions to make our digital content more accessible and inclusive. Some of [...]

By |2021-05-19T14:15:46+10:0019th May, 2021|Good News Stories|

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 [...]

Sense of the City Update: Creating music through household objects!

Sense of the City Update: Creating music through household objects! For the past couple of weeks, Mai-Wel Creative Arts participants have been hard at work travelling around Newcastle to find the best noises for Mai-Wel’s multimedia art installation project, ‘A Sense of the City,’ hosted at Newcastle City Hall. The 12 week program has been taking place every Tuesday, with the end goal to create a series of works that will be held for installation. One of these collaborative works is an audio composition that will be used as [...]

By |2021-05-18T10:12:25+10:0012th May, 2021|Creative Arts, Good News Stories|

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