TRANSITION to Work, a branch of Workskil Youth, is a great service designed to support young people aged 15-21 years on their journey to employment.
The service has a strong focus on practical intervention and work experience to build a young person’s skills, confidence and readiness to engage in employment.
Young People can be referred to Transition to Work services through different pathways, reflecting the differing circumstances of each individual.
One pathway is by being referred by a local Transition to Work provider through the Department of Human Services when income support is first claimed.
Another pathway to Transition to Work is when the young person registers directly with a provider and the third way is by being referred by a jobactive provider.
This is a Commonwealth Government funded service and Nadine Potter, The Transition to Work Manager from the Nelson Bay Office, services the Tomaree Peninsula, Raymond Terrace, Singleton and Muswellbrook.
“Part of my job is to provide help for the young person through education courses to complete Year 12 or gain a qualification above, as well as giving them access to training programs, education support and employment opportunities,” Nadine Potter told Bay News Of The Area.
Ms Potter has worked in employment services for more than 15 years and is passionate about helping young people find employment.
“I love seeing the change in a person, after having no confidence and then after gaining work skills, walking out of here and into employment, beaming with a new found confidence,” Nadine Potter said.
If you are a business owner and require staff, the service offers apprenticeships, traineeships or short-term work trials. Workskil can help you with eligible placements which attract a Youth Wage subsidy.
For more information contact your local Workskil office.
By Jewell DRURY