At­ti­tude wins a full­time job

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

MT DRUITT PCYC has re­ceived more than just a spruce-up since em­brac­ing the work-for-the-dole pro­gram run by Sa­rina Russo Job Ac­cess.

The ini­tia­tive aims to break the wel­fare cy­cle by giv­ing un­em­ployed peo­ple the chance to main­tain and learn skills that will help them find mean­ing­ful jobs.

It also al­lows par­tic­i­pants to fill vol­un­teer short­ages.

For Ni­cholas Wood­field, 22, be­ing placed at the Shalvey hub to do re­pairs and land­scap­ing has led to full­time work as a su­per­vi­sor.

“The most re­ward­ing part for me has been be­ing able to help oth­ers,” Mr Wood­field said.

Mt Druitt PCYC man­ager Lance Chaloner said he was im­pressed with Mr Wood­field from day one.

“His work ethic is se­cond to none. He has worked hard and put in the time and ef­fort and it has paid off,” he said.

Ni­cholas Wood­field com­pleted a work-for-the-dole pro­gram at PCYC Mt Druitt and did so well that he was em­ployed full­time as a su­per­vi­sor.

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