Transition to Work aims to provide young people aged 15-21 years with support in gaining work or enrolling into further education. We support young people by providing intensive pre-employment assistance and work readiness skills that will enable the young person to successfully transition in to employment and/or further education and training.

 

Objective:

Transition to Work provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work readiness of young people aged 15-21 to help them into work or education. Intensive support can be provided for up to 12 months. There is a strong focus on helping young people to understand what is expected in the workplace and to develop the skills and behaviours required by employers. We recognise that each person is an individual and we work with them one on one and in group environments to enhance their skills. Transition to Work achieves this through the following ways:

 

  • Career Advice & Planning – Utilising tools to assist with goal setting and planning for the future
  • Training – A selection of courses may be able to be accessed to help you to update skills and gain a qualification
  • Job Preparation Support – Including preparing resumes, applications & letters; searching for vacancies, cold calling & preparing for job interviews
  • Work Experience – Including assistance to identify employers to undertake possible work trials
  • Job Placement & Follow-up Support – After you start working, we will keep in touch to ensure that things are working out & provide support as required
  • Personal Development – Working on barriers that you have identified as an area that they would like to improve on
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    Target Groups:

    The Transition to Work service targets three groups of young people. We primarily target 15 -21 year old’s who:

  • are Australian citizens; or
  • the holder of a permanent Visa; or
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa holders
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    Service Delivery Plans

    Transition to Work provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work readiness of young people aged 15-21 to help them into work or education. Intensive support can be provided for up to 12 months. There is a strong focus on helping young people to understand what is expected in the workplace and to develop the skills and behaviours required by employers. We recognise that each person is an individual and we work with them one on one and in group environments to enhance their skills. Transition to Work achieves this through our Service Delivery Plan – Participant. Please click on the link below to review this.

    DISCO understands the requirements of businesses and our work to prepare young people for employment focusses on helping them to understand where their passion may lie and we assess the type of personality they have to try and help them narrow down the work options to find the one that suits them best. By undertaking career development and then supporting a young person to gain workplace experience and employability skills, we find that we can achieve positive connections between our clients and the businesses we partner with. When a young person commences with a business we provide intensive Post Placement Support to enable BOTH the young person and the business to be supported in the first few months of employment. This information for employers is outlined in our Service Delivery Plan – Employer. Please click on the link below to review this.

     

    For more detail regarding potential eligibility, please contact the Transition to Work team in Toowoomba on (07) 4638 3088, in Dalby on (07) 4662 2147 and in Gatton on (07) 5462 1400 and one of our trained staff will be able to help you.

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