Reece’s transition into employment

When Reece, an early school leaver, completed the Transition to Work program with SkillsPlus in Victoria, he took the next step towards employment with the jobactive team in Pakenham, but it took him some time to find his career path.


Transition to Work (TTW) is an Australian Government program providing intensive pre-employment support to young people aged 15 to 21. TTW aims to improve participants work-readiness to help them into work or education.


“Reece was an early school leaver,” said his jobactive consultant Kylie. “We explored various vocational course options and traineeships but nothing seemed to spark his interest”. Reece seemed to be disengaged and then began to work with Hnem, a member of Kylie’s jobactive team.


While Reece was taking part in further Employability Skills Training an opportunity became available for him to participate in a four-week internship with a hotel in Melbourne as a Food and Beverage attendant.


Hnem encouraged and coached Reece into taking up the opportunity as it would be a good pathway to employment for him. Reece commenced the internship and they loved him!


After participating in the internship for only 2 weeks, Reece was offered paid employment with the hotel. He is loving his new job and the freedom of earning his own money and has ambitions to become a supervisor and manager.


Congratulations to Reece on finding his career path, and a big thanks to Kylie and Hnem for supporting Reece throughout his journey.


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