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2 09, 2019

Travel Training takes off with Get Started

2019-09-02T13:58:42+10:00

*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
19 08, 2019

HAMA Constructions educate Thrive Renew team

2019-08-19T07:52:12+10:00

*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
16 08, 2019

PaTH Internships – a great solution for businesses!

2019-08-19T11:47:22+10:00

  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
29 07, 2019

Damien takes on employment in Dungog!

2019-07-29T12:45:21+10:00

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
26 07, 2019

Kaycee paving the way to her career

2019-07-26T15:47:35+10:00

  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
23 07, 2019

Congratulations Holly on KFC Employee of the Month!

2019-07-23T13:06:22+10:00

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
17 03, 2019

MWLFS Launches Strengths & Skills Assessment Centre

2019-05-08T12:20:04+10:00

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
17 12, 2018

Cafe Serving Training Opportunities for Job-Seekers

2019-02-18T14:27:33+10:00

Barb has learnt to brew a top cappuccino on The Cafe’s coffee machine during her study for the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’(MWLFS) commercial kitchen training space, ’The Café’, made possible by funds raised at Mai-Wel’s 2017 Annual Gala Ball, is a valuable resource for job seekers to experience first-hand the equipment and processes of a commercial kitchen. Twelve jobseekers are currently using the space [...]

Cafe Serving Training Opportunities for Job-Seekers2019-02-18T14:27:33+10:00
17 12, 2018

Jade’s Transition to Work in Childcare

2019-02-18T14:27:57+10:00

Sarah of the Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Post Placement Support team, will work with Jade and Linda during the first 6 months of the traineeship as they settle into their new working relationship One year into the workforce, working at a local service station, Jade reached out to Mai-Wel’s youth employment service, Transition to Work (TTW), for help to secure a career. Working with Jade, TTW narrowed down her [...]

Jade’s Transition to Work in Childcare2019-02-18T14:27:57+10:00
17 12, 2018

Liz is Blooming in Dream Role

2019-02-18T14:29:45+10:00

Liz is enjoying the opportunities available with her role at Greenhills Florist. With a Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant) and work experience under her belt, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions’(MWLFS) Cessnock Disability Employment Services jobseeker, Liz, is thriving in her job at Greenhills Florist. With her drive to work and interest in flowers in mind, MWLFS supported Liz to complete her Certificate II Floristry (Assistant) qualification at TAFE where her [...]

Liz is Blooming in Dream Role2019-02-18T14:29:45+10:00
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