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How stall visit ended with hamper win and employment support

Last updated: 15/12/2021
Zoe Brooks and Jacinta-Tait 2

You have heard the saying location is everything and that could not be truer for Zoe and Jacinta-Tait.

Having recently moved up the road from IMPACT, they were thinking about dropping in to see what supports were available to find a job.

So, when they spotted the IMPACT team at Hinkler Central last week, they thought it was fate and headed over for a chat.

Having found out about the great employment supports, they also completed a survey to enter the draw for a Christmas hamper, full of goodies from Cha Cha Chocolate.

And won!

Today when they came to pick up their prize, Zoe also got to meet her Transition to Work youth coach TJ.

Zoe has been handing out resumes looking for work but to date has not had any luck securing a job.

Zoe said her cousin and friends had gained employment after seeking help from IMPACT and now she is looking forward to seeing how the Transition to Work team can support her on her journey to employment.

Impressed by the friendly and supportive environment, Zoe is eager sign on with TJ and the TtW team.

Zoe said the team seemed willing to do as much as possible to support her and she is excited to do the same.

She hopes to find a job as a receptionist, in administration, or retail sales.

Transition to Work is an initiative by the Australian Government designed to help and support young people who are early school leavers and those who have had difficulty entering employment after school.

TtW also aims to give young people pre-employment support so that they feel confident before they enter the workforce.

Support includes providing tailored career advice, preparing a resume, and developing job search techniques.

Zoe, 16, said she did not want to simply drop out of school, but was looking for a new pathway outside of the classroom.

She said some of her options were school, TAFE, work or signing on with an organisation like IMPACT to help on her employment journey. If you would like to learn more about TtW click here.

Thank you to everyone who completed IMPACT Community Services' Voyager Survey.

While the hampers have been won, we'd still love to hear from you!

You can take the survey here.

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