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Isaac ‘steps up’ to employment!

 Isaac Edwards started attending Step Up with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions over two years ago and has achieved fantastic outcomes in that time. Read on to hear about Isaac's Step Up journey. "After being in Step Up for over two years, today is the end of the line. I have experienced and learnt so many things over those years, including work relationships and how to [...]

Isaac ‘steps up’ to employment!2019-10-28T15:53:05+11:00

AccessAbility Day 2019

 There are 2.2 million Australians living with disability who are of working age, but Australians with disability are under-represented in the workforce. In fact, the employment rate for people with disability is almost half compared to those without disability. During the week of 25 – 29 November 2019, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions are encouraging local business to take part in AccessAbility Day [...]

AccessAbility Day 20192019-10-28T15:12:40+11:00

Warehousing jobseekers available to work today!

 A group of students in Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ (MWLFS) Disability Employment Service & Transition to Work programs have recently completed their Certificate III in Warehousing Operations where they have been learning the ins & outs of the industry, including stock management, operating equipment, WHS procedures, testing equipment & applying quality systems. Elle Dall, Youth Support Mentor with MWLFS says the course has [...]

Warehousing jobseekers available to work today!2019-10-01T11:28:03+10:00

Travel Training takes off with Get Started

*Pictured left to right: Get Started participants, Meika and Dylan, put their timetable reading skills to go use at Maitland Train Station. Term 3 Get Started participants have kicked off transport and travel awareness training across Maitland, Cessnock and Newcastle areas. The training supports participants to develop capacity building skills around independence in the community and preparing for working life. Topics covered include use of Opal Cards, trip planning, reading and interpreting [...]

Travel Training takes off with Get Started2019-09-02T13:58:42+10:00

HAMA Constructions educate Thrive Renew team

*Pictured left to right: Andy, Blair, Harry (from HAMA Constructions), Jackson and Brayden. Each Thursday for the past two weeks, the Thrive Renew team at Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions have been joined by Mark and Harry from HAMA Constructions. Over these couple of days, Harry took the group through their Workshop Induction training booklet and demonstrated how to safely and competently operate tools and equipment. He also showed the group some tools used [...]

HAMA Constructions educate Thrive Renew team2019-08-19T07:52:12+10:00

PaTH Internships – a great solution for businesses!

 Have you ever thought about the prospect of hiring a young person, but unsure if they have what you are looking for? Have you ever invested in an employee only to find they're not the perfect fit for your business? The Youth Jobs PaTH initiative allows you to trial a young person in a role within your business before you hire them! Your business can trial a young jobseeker aged between [...]

PaTH Internships – a great solution for businesses!2019-08-19T11:47:22+10:00

Damien takes on employment in Dungog!

Congratulations to Damien, who has successfully secured employment in a local Dungog factory, making pastries and baked goods for members of the community! Damien came to Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) just short of two years ago. He had already left school and was looking to build his skill set in order to secure employment. Through MWLFS, Damien was able to develop basic administration skills and build his confidence in a group setting. [...]

Damien takes on employment in Dungog!2019-07-29T12:45:21+10:00

Kaycee paving the way to her career

 It has been all smiles for 19 year old Kaycee since she obtained her Learner Drivers licence recently. Kaycee has been accessing support from Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions' Transition to Work (TtW) team since October 2018. Together, they have been developing Kaycee's goals for the future and setting time frames to achieve these goals. One of Kaycee's goals was to obtain her Learner Drivers licence as she believed this would assist her [...]

Kaycee paving the way to her career2019-07-26T15:47:35+10:00

Congratulations Holly on KFC Employee of the Month!

Holly Cooper Employee of the Month Since being employed as a dining room attendant by KFC in 2017, Holly has been provided with many new opportunities. Her confidence and customer service skills have improved significantly and she is able to learn new tasks while executing them with enthusiasm. When Holly’s employment first started, her duties were largely focused around cleaning and keeping the dining room area tidy. Over the past [...]

Congratulations Holly on KFC Employee of the Month!2019-07-23T13:06:22+10:00

MWLFS Launches Strengths & Skills Assessment Centre

MWLFS Youth Support Mentor, Naomi, and Dr Steve Brown are happy to work with jobseekers to provide tailored eye examinations. Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’ (MWLFS) newly opened Strengths and Skills Assessment Centre is a valuable resource for job seekers to identify their skills and strengths and determine what services or support they need to achieve their employment goals. Just one of the services offered by the Centre, made possible [...]

MWLFS Launches Strengths & Skills Assessment Centre2019-05-08T12:20:04+10:00