Pos­i­tive work

A young group of jobseekers are gain­ing real world ex­pe­ri­ence while giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

Midland Reporter - - News -

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.”

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485103 Pic­ture: David Baylis

Mitchell Evans has com­pleted a youth jobs path pro­gram and Roberta Simp­son has un­der­taken a 12-week in­tern­ship with Job­train WA.

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