Job ex­change opens door to youth

Broome Advertiser - - News - Glenn Cord­ing­ley

Busi­ness lead­ers in Broome want to teach stu­dents and un­em­ployed young­sters a valu­able les­son on life as they head to­wards work­ing for a liv­ing.

Town-based youth seek­ing em­ploy­ment are be­ing urged to make con­tact with the Broome Chamber of Com­merce and In­dus­try to plan for their en­try into the work­force.

The in­au­gu­ral Broome Busi­ness Youth Job Ex­change will con­nect young peo­ple with lo­cal em­ploy­ers and give busi­nesses a chance to ex­plain their op­er­a­tions and what they are look­ing for in po­ten­tial can­di­dates.

The event also aims to pro­vide a smooth tran­si­tion into ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing or em­ploy­ment by con­nect­ing can­di­dates di­rectly with the busi­nesses.

The key ob­jec­tives are to en­cour­age and pro­mote en­gage­ment be­tween lo­cal youth and the busi­ness com­mu­nity, pro­mote em­ploy­ment and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Kim­ber­ley, and cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for par­tic­i­pants to build net­works and pro­vide ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est to lo­cal em­ploy­ers.

The Abo­rig­i­nal Work­force De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre will join forces with the Broome Chamber of Com­merce and In­dus­try and Ca­reers Cen­tre (Wu­nan Foun­da­tion) event at the Broome Civic Cen­tre on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24, from 8am.

The AWDC will work with schools and other ser­vice providers to gather a list of peo­ple seek­ing jobs and Wu­nan will help job seek­ers to make a re­sume and con­duct job in­ter­view train­ing in ad­vance.

The BCCI will gather lo­cal busi­nesses with po­ten­tially avail­able po­si­tions — in­clud­ing full-time, part-time, ca­sual and trainee­ships — and match the can­di­dates with the em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in ad­vance.

Each reg­is­tered busi­ness will re­ceive ad­vance de­tails of the po­ten­tial can­di­dates and then choose their top three.

At the job ex­change, each busi­ness will be al­lo­cated with a ta­ble for 10-minute one-on-one in­ter­view ses­sions with their top-three se­lec­tions.

The onus will be on ap­pli­cants to see if they have been suc­cess­ful.

Train­ing and ac­cred­i­ta­tion providers will be present to pro­vide ad­di­tional sup­port to qual­ify new can­di­dates, in­clud­ing North Re­gional TAFE, Cen­tral Queens­land Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Notre Dame, Ap­pren­tice­ships Aus­tralia and more.

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