Jobs Victoria update

27-Nov-2017

Our employment program is progressing well with a substantial number of participants  registered  on the  program and with  289 successfully employed to date.  131 of those  have now completed their 26 weeks of employment and will continue to develop their careers in the sector.

This program has demonstrated that the barriers to employment that are traditionally faced by newly arrived migrants and refugees can be overcome with targeted training, support and mentoring. However, it is the input from employers that has really given this program wings.  Our partner employers have worked with us to ensure that our Jobs Victoria participants are confident, skilled and welcomed as much-needed aged care, home care and  disability support workers. We are most appreciative of all those employers as well as our trusted mentors and trainers  and workplace assessors for their work with the participants both before and after entering the aged care workforce, led of course by Surajika De Silva, our Aged Care Studies Manager.


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One of our students, Najmo Abdinasir has become one of the “faces” of the Jobs Victoria program with posters and banners featuring her in wide use. Najmo is supporting her mother and younger brothers and sisters  in Kenya through her work as a PCA with Australian Unity Rathdowne Place. 

At a recent Victorian Government Jobs Summit, the Premier Daniel Andrews told Najmo’s story and how she was assisted through New Futures Training and the Jobs Victoria Program to find a job.