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Employment projects

Eurobodalla Shire Council has received state and federal grant funding to undertake two employment projects in Eurobodalla.

Jobs and Training Project

The Eurobodalla Jobs and Training project aims to connect jobseekers with employment and training opportunities in the fastest growing local employment sector; health and community services. Key fields within the health and community services sector include residential and in-home aged care, disability services, community services and primary and allied health.

Eurobodalla Youth Employment Strategy

The Eurobodalla Youth Employment Strategy (E-YES) aims to provide young people between 15 and 24 with improved access to skills training and job opportunities to assist them in securing employment.

The Eurobodalla Jobs and Training project and the E-Yes project make up the Employment Projects team here at Council. The Employment Projects team will:

  • connect job seekers with employment opportunities
  • facilitate career pathway planning
  • provide job readiness training
  • provide information regarding apprenticeships, traineeships, school based apprenticeships and workforce development.

Calling all businesses!

We are calling on businesses in Eurobodalla to support young people with employment opportunities. The Employment Services team are waiting to help you meet your recruitment needs. Get some new energy in your workplace, an insight into a new clientele market and contribute to employing the next generation.

Local outcomes

By providing training and employment pathways for unemployed or disadvantaged jobseekers, the project will:

  • link people looking for work or a career change with training and employment opportunities
  • meet the current and future labour demands of an industry with the expected highest jobs growth in the local area.

The Employment Projects team will link participants with activities that will assist them to work in Eurobodalla, such as:

  • ‘taste’ introductory experiences for school based students and work for the dole participants to try out new work roles
  • volunteering to support learners, jobseekers and employers as mentors and coaches
  • work placement and work experience for school-based students and pre-employment programs
  • school based and full time traineeships as a path to direct employment
  • skills-based training for new entrant workers
  • professional development and career pathway programs for existing workers
  • career expos and information sessions for jobseekers to get support and find out about opportunities in a face-to-face environment.

Current job and training opportunities for young people

School based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT)

  • The E-YES project has 16 opportunities available for school based apprenticeships and traineeships that start in early 2019.
  • Employment is with IRT and Estia Health and students can choose to study a certificate 3 in either individual support, business administration, allied health assistance or hospitality.
  • Those that undertake an SBAT will spend one day a week of paid employment in a workplace and four days at school.
  • Students will need two years to complete the certificate, therefore they will ideally be in year 10 or beginning year 11.

Head over to the NSW Government Education website for more information about SBAT’s.

My Care Career

My Care Career is a course aimed to give you an introduction to the Community Services industry and teach you what to expect when working in the sector. This qualification, which will give you a statement of attainment in a Certificate III in Individual Support, will allow you to specialise in one of the three areas of personal care – disability, aged care, and home and community services. This opportunity will increase your employability when you are applying for jobs, as you will have received a minimum of 50 hours work-placement in a local facility. The course will begin on Monday 11  February 2019. There are only 15 places available so register now! This course is FREE for eligible applicants.

Helpful links

Looking for more information? The following are some helpful websites that can help employers and young people plan for the future:

  • Skillsroad: This website has resources for young people, parents, teachers and employers. Take the Career Quiz, explore industries in the Virtual Workplace, take the Job Fit test or read about Life Hacks for the future.
  • Job Outlook: Job Outlook can help young people find out about future outlook, pay and main tasks of careers they are interested in. The Career Quiz can help you decide what kind of job will suit your personality and skills set. You can even follow the link to job vacancies and courses related to your chosen field of employment.
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business: A comprehensive resource for both employers and job seekers! The website provides information about hiring staff, financial incentives, starting your own business and becoming an apprentice.

Get involved

If you’re a business looking to employ someone, if you’re a young person seeking employment or if you want some career advice, please contact Rhonnie, Amy or Makaela from the Employment Projects Team:

  • T: 02 4474 7380
  • E: Employment Projects