Employment program builds its 2019 crew

AFTER a successful 2018 when more than 30 young job seekers were able to access employment opportunities or further training, Build Up Tassie is back for 2019.

New project officer Adrian is looking forward to getting the 2019 crew underway. Build Up Tassie is a project of the Social Impact Program (SIP) which is a collaborative initiative of the Archdiocese of Tasmania and primarily funded by CatholicCare Tasmania and Centacare Evolve Housing. SIP aims to drive positive change and strengthen individual and community wellbeing in innovative and creative ways.

“I’m grateful for the ongoing support of Centacare Evolve Housing and in particular for it recognising that every individual’s journey is unique and requires a unique approach and I am excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity to support young community members towards meaningful employment outcomes.”

Builder On Building Site Discussing Work With Apprentice
Builder On Building Site Discussing Work With Apprentice

Build Up Tassieis a free work readiness program for young men and women aged 15-24 from the areas of Brighton, Glenorchy and Derwent Valley run by SIP on behalf of CatholicCare Tasmania.

“We’ll walk with our crew members, building their skills and confidence to transition into further training and meaningful employment,” Adrian said.

“Our commitment to all Build Up Tassiecrew members is to provide a support network of work readiness coaches as well as business and industry mentors.

“We’ll use our strong links with business and industry to link crew members to employment opportunities and provide ongoing support once employed, as required by each individual,” Adrian said.

 Scholarships are available for crew members of up to $500 towards costs to help with barriers to employment.

“This could be for driving lessons, a forklift licence, first aid or other qualifications that might increase suitability for employment.

“Your commitment is simply choose to turn up and have a go,” Adrian said.

Build Up Tassiecrew members take part in a nine-week orientation program based at the Southern Central Trade Training Centre, in Brighton.

“Through this program, our crew gets exposure to work sites, offices, work-related facilities and activities so that they can feel full of confidence and ready to explore the world of employment.

“This year we’ll also provide space for groups to work on community projects that give them the opportunity to research, consult, develop a project plan including budgeting and then putting the project into action. We want to provide an opportunity to give something to others and create a feeling of pride in those who take part,” Adrian said.

 Build Up Tassie’scommitment to business and industry partners is to connect our crew to your workplace needs. We can also link you to financial incentive schemes to encourage employment of young local employees, Adrian said.

To get involved contact Build Up TassieProject Officer Adrian, on 0408 173 297 or email builduptassie@aohtas.org.au