A young group of jobseekers are gaining real world experience while giving back to the community.
PARTICIPANTS in Jobtrain WA’s Youth Paths Program in Midland are giving back to the community by making care packs for people in need.
Carepacks4U management team spokesman Mitchell Evans said the cause was supported by local businesses.
“The packs consist of a hand-made info booklet, sanitary items, canned food, dog food for pets, and anything else we can get donated,” he said.
“We have also designed a ‘Need Employees’ board for our group, so we can put up our cover letters for potential employers to stop and see if a member from our group fits the criteria for a job that may be available.”
Peedac Jobtrain WA trainer Scott Harvey said the program helped participants gain real-world experience as they forged a pathway into the workforce.
“These courses have the ability to change lives,” he said.
“We currently have 30 participants and in one day they stated it’s so great to be believed in and they were ready to get work to change their lives.”
Mitchell Evans has completed a youth jobs path program and Roberta Simpson has undertaken a 12-week internship with Jobtrain WA.