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Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work

Emma is a participant of Step Up, attending sessions twice a week to help develop her employment skills and knowledge of the workplace. Emma is studying a Certificate II Work and Vocation Pathways through TAFE NSW, learning about time management, customer service, numeracy and literacy and interpersonal skills. She has also gained work experience. Using her skills learnt with the Step Up travel training, Emma travels independently to and from the [...]

Emma’s Step Up journey to build skills for work2020-08-11T15:38:04+10:00

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up

Our Step Up participant, Cassidy has been keeping herself busy, studying a short course at TAFE NSW to enhance her customer service skills. She decided to study Customer Service to build on her previous skills learnt while working in hospitality, and to expand on these skills to gain front-of-house knowledge. For a recent assessment task, Cassidy has enjoyed writing some role play scenarios based around helping customers using appropriate behaviour and [...]

Cassidy is learning all things hospitality through TAFE with support from Step Up2020-08-11T14:57:14+10:00

Cessnock participants Get Started at the new Mai-Wel on Vincent!

Cessnock Get Started participants have officially returned to regular face to face supports, but things are looking very different for the group with their new space at the recently opened Mai-Wel on Vincent! Mai-Wel has spent the past 4 months implementing changes to the way our supports are delivered, in accordance with the rules and regulations enforced for COVID-19, to ensure our participants and employees are safe. Participants, [...]

Cessnock participants Get Started at the new Mai-Wel on Vincent!2020-08-11T13:21:46+10:00

Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes!

Back in July, Michael learned  to make pancakes in the Thrive Kitchen/Café as part of Mai-Wel’s Step Up initiative. Michael enjoys cooking and wanted to learn new meals he can cook at home. Making the pancakes was not only a  lot of fun, but gave Michael the opportunity  to practice life skills that can be used at home and in the workplace. To begin, Michael and Support Worker Nicole went to [...]

Michael practices life skills with a plateful of pancakes!2020-08-05T16:43:57+10:00

Roeshene has found meaningful employment with Sharkskin in Beresfield!

Roeshene joined Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) Transition to Work (TtW) employment program with the goal to study and work part-time. Through TtW she learned skills to apply for jobs of interest, practiced interview skills and accessed additional training and experience. When she was job-ready, Roeshene was marketed to suitable employers and was successful in her application for a role at Sharkskin, a local business making wetsuits and other water sport apparel [...]

Roeshene has found meaningful employment with Sharkskin in Beresfield!2020-07-20T14:31:15+10:00

It’s time to get active with Move for Mai-Wel!

2020 has been a quiet year so far for events due to COVID-19, but this August, Mai-Wel is bringing a brand new virtual event to their online community and beyond - Move for Mai-Wel! The concept is simple; throughout the month of August, individuals or teams of "Movers” will challenge themselves to reach their own distance goal by the final day of the month. The aim for [...]

It’s time to get active with Move for Mai-Wel!2020-07-14T20:17:22+10:00

Edward’s landed a lifelong career

Congratulations to our job seeker Edward (pictured), for obtaining employment with The Nextt Group, supporting people with disability both in their homes and out in the community. Edward began his journey towards employment with Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions first by enrolling in an ‘Essential Skills for Community Services’ course. He successfully completed the course, which helped to refresh his disability support skill set and also enabled him to gain his first aid [...]

Edward’s landed a lifelong career2020-07-14T17:06:35+10:00

PaTH internship leaves Fred smiling after securing the job

A Youth Jobs PaTH internship in a local dentistry has resulted in a young Maitland resident, Fred (pictured), securing a job as a dental assistant. Fred always had an interest in dentistry, his mum having working as a dental assistant. However, he wasn’t quite sure what steps to take to follow in his mother’s footsteps. Little did he know, his Transition to Work provider, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS), was already on [...]

PaTH internship leaves Fred smiling after securing the job2020-06-30T13:47:03+10:00

Online learning success with MWLFS and JobQuest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and disruption to regular business, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) recognised the importance of remaining proactive in the delivery of their services to job seekers. Working collaboratively, MWLFS and JobQuest adapted their classroom-delivered workshops into a format for successful online delivery, addressing the arising needs from changes in the workplace caused by COVID-19. MWLFS job seekers Sam, Mathew and Tina (pictured) joined JobQuest’s adapted online workshop, which [...]

Online learning success with MWLFS and JobQuest2020-07-01T09:08:45+10:00

Gabriel’s Job Search Success

Gabriel, a participant of Step Up, recently joined the team at The Pure Water Specialist Rutherford just one week after losing his previous position due to the change in business ownership. With support and hands on assistance from his MWLFS Post Placement Support Worker, Rokia, and a positive, can-do attitude, Gabriel has overcome some challenges and learnt all of his required tasks in just a couple of shifts. Gabriel has met [...]

Gabriel’s Job Search Success2020-06-29T16:18:06+10:00
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