Free program directs young people to the workforce

By Juliano Oliveira

Queenslanders aged 15-19 seeking opportunities to enter the local workforce, return to school or go onto further study have the chance to apply for Youth Job Club.

This program, offered by Life Communities, is free and aimed at young people who may be disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed.

The eligibility to start in the club comprises candidates who are not able to access government employment services or support, who have received public support for more than six months, but still unable to find work or have barriers to learning and employment.

The 14-week program includes a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, and lessons to improve reading, writing, communication, learning and numeracy, computer and employability skills.

Suitable participants will also gain First Aid, White Card (Construction) and (or) Responsible Service of Alcohol certificates. All students will learn to job search, prepare for interviews and write their resume.

Classes can be either presential or online on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. The club begins on 3 November.

More to come.