Get Set for Work program

Do you know any young people between the ages of 15-19 in Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove or Rainbow Beach who would like to get a job but just can’t find one?

Then the ‘Get Set for Work’ program being run by United Synergies and starting on Tuesday October 17 in Tin Can Bay may be just what they need.

The program will run for nine weeks, with participants attending for three days a week, and at the end they will have achieved a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

The program facilitator will work with the participants on goal setting, career planning, how to write a resume and a cover letter, how to search for jobs in the hidden job market and many other topics that complement the content in the Certificate II qualification. In week nine, a week’s work experience will be arranged with local businesses.

The ‘Get Set for Work’ program is part of the ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ project and is funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

Sean Connelly from United Synergies says, “From what we’re seeing, these courses are working. They are free, can work around life commitments and are giving young people the skills to go out and get a job locally.”

A client support officer will work with the participants to help them overcome any non-vocational barriers and create a plan to assist participants in reaching their goals and career plans.

Post-course support will be provided by the client support officer who will continue to work with the participants to assist them in achieving an outcome, whether it be to return to school, engage in work, or commence additional study.

To book a place in the program or find out more information, please contact Chappy Ronnie on 0413 135 867 or email: ronniet@chappy.org.au