Jobseekers celebrate graduation, new jobs
3 November 2010
Article from Mid Coast Observer
Nine local jobseekers celebrated their graduation from a program geared to prepare them for work in the
retail industry recently.
The ‘Transition to Work’ Indigenous Employment Program was a combined initiative of Big W, Diversity Dimensions and the Central West Community College. It aimed to expose them to the opportunities available in the local retail industry with five participants successfully gaining employment. The four week program delivered intensive work experience and training to prepare Indigenous jobseekers for the workplace. Central West Community College’s Kempsey site coordinator Julia Cole said although the program takes longer for companies such as Big W to gain new employees, the results have proven that it’s well worth it.