Q&A: How Transition to Work changed a young Bundaberg woman's life

Last updated: 30/10/2020

Q&A: How Transition to Work changed a young Bundaberg woman's life

IMPACT Community Services is in the business of changing lives for the better.

Here one of our Transition to Work participants shares her experience.

Transition to Work is an initiative by the Australian Government designed to help and support young people aged between 15 and 24 who are early school leavers and those who have had difficulty entering employment after school. 

Find out more about Transition to Work

Q&A with Carla

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! I’m Carla and I’m 17 years old. I am currently employed at Cuppatime Café in town.

How did you become involved with Transition to Work?

I became involved with Transition to Work when I decided I no longer wanted to be in school. This was an extremely scary and hard decision, but I knew I wanted to do it because school just wasn’t for me.

Q&A: How Transition to Work changed a young Bundaberg woman's life

What support have you been provided with?

Transition to Work staff have been extremely supportive by allowing me to achieve my goals and even push myself to exceed them. My goals are to work my way up to Manager in the hospitality industry or to own my own café! Transition to Work also supports you by providing funding for things like driving lessons, work uniforms and even course fees. Thanks to them I have completed a Certificate III in Hospitality and am currently doing a Food Safety Supervisor course.

What have been the benefits of this?

The benefits of being with Transition to Work are endless but I think one of the main ones would be the amount of opportunities you are offered within the industry you would like to become a part of. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my Youth Coach Sam.

Register now for Transition to Work by clicking here or calling 4153 4233.

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