Skills giants unite to pre­pare peo­ple for work

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

TO en­sure job seek­ers, on Work for the Dole, get the most out of their ex­pe­ri­ence the largest Aus­tralian owned em­ploy­ment provider, Sa­rina Russo Job Ac­cess has part­nered with Fu­sion in Western Syd­ney,.

The aim is to make the pro­gram en­joy­able and use­ful, so that par­tic­i­pants gen­uinely ex­pe­ri­ence change.

Danielle Can­drick, Sa­rina Russo’s Work for the Dole Man­ager says the projects range from hor­ti­cul­ture, re­tail, ad­min­is­tra­tion and hos­pi­tal­ity.

“Work for the Dole is a tool to as­sist job seek­ers gain prac­ti­cal skills and keep them mo­ti­vated in the work­place. Our ul­ti­mate goal is to re­turn them to full time sus­tain­able em­ploy­ment.”

Ms Can­drick says she’s ex­cited about part­ner­ing with Fu­sion, a com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion that has over 50 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence help­ing peo­ple build the nec­es­sary skills re­quired to fnd work.

“The peo­ple who at­tend theWork for the Dole pro­gram with Fu­sion are not treated as a num­ber. They’re treated as a part of the Fu­sion fam­ily,” she says. “A lot of peo­ple that en­ter the pro­gram end up do­nat­ing their time to be there be­cause it’s such a great en­vi­ron­ment.”

Sa­rina Russo Job Ac­cess will be join­ing Fu­sion at its com­mu­nity hub in the Western Syd­ney sub­urb of St Marys, where Work for the Dole par­tic­i­pants will be able to ac­cess job ser­vices and Work for the Dole pro­grams.

Ron Rademaker, part of the lead­er­ship team at Fu­sion St Marys, says this will en­sure the whole process is more stream­lined.

“We hope this will be­come a bit of a su­per­model in its de­liv­ery,” he says.

“We are here to help peo­ple grow and to build peo­ple up, be­cause peo­ple mat­ter,” he says.

It also pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with more conf­dence.

“It’s all about pat­ting them on the back when it’s ap­pro­pri­ate. It’s about hav­ing the right su­per­vi­sors that care and want to make a go of it for these peo­ple.”

With this sort of en­cour­age­ment, Ron says, peo­ple de­velop not only the skills but also make their way back into sus­tain­able, full-time work.

“It re­ally works. It’s about chang­ing peo­ple’s lives to help them get the job,” Mr Rademaker said.

Look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to get back in the work­force call 13 15 59

Sa­rina Russo Job Ac­cess and Fu­sion St Marys pro­vid­ing Work for the Dole op­por­tu­ni­ties in hor­ti­cul­ture, re­tail, ad­min­is­tra­tion and hos­pi­tal­ity

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