Future looks brighter for WISE Preston job seeker
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Facing the daunting prospect of raising a child as a single mother and without any formal training, job seeker Vicki wasn’t sure where to turn until she found WISE Employment. “I’m so grateful that WISE has given me an employment pathway and job plan that helped me get the training I needed. It’s helped me gain a stable career working as an aged care support worker for the local council for over a year.
Award-winning employer helps disadvantaged jobseekers shine
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“I met Ed and he told me about WISE Employment and what they do,” employer Belinda says. “We’re a very regulated (aged-care) industry so I have to be very picky. There are police checks and we need the right skill-set, but I thought I would give it a go and see what happens.”
With Belinda’s mentoring and ongoing support from WISE, the job seeker flourished. Belinda was so inspired and encouraged by the positive changes she saw that she eventually appointed four more job seekers through WISE Employment.
Employer support leads to job seeker becoming Australia’s first deaf bonsai apprentice
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Spirit of Bonsai, Australia’s oldest Bonsai Nursery, recently added a new feather to its cap: one of its young employees has become Australia’s first deaf bonsai apprentice. Job seeker Robbie landed a job at Spirit of Bonsai Garden after taking part in a training program to build a community garden at a new housing estate in Woodville West, South Australia. With employer Barry's support, Robbie shows the “other side of disability”: the people who are dedicated, work hard and able/keen to be part of the workforce.