Canning helps jobseekers become work ready

09 October 2020
Canning jobseekers will receive a helping hand as part of a new Work Ready program by the City of Canning that aims to develop their skills and make the work search easier.
 
The Work Ready program launched this week and is one of the COVID-19 recovery projects under the City’s Connect in Canning program.
 
Volunteers like Farida Nizamuddin and Blaise Kost are on board for the project, lending their real-world skills and time at the Work Ready Hub to connect people with job support and advice.
 
Farida is a Beckenham resident and a HR & Marketing professional who is looking forward to using her job coaching digital literacy and communication skills to help others.
 
“I was interested in the Work Ready program and it felt like something I would enjoy doing. I wanted to do something worthwhile with my time. I think it is honourable to help job seekers because these days it is really tough for so many people and I wanted to lend my support to this wonderful initiative,” said Farida.
 
Blaise who lives in Riverton is a health promotions student at Notre Dame University and considers volunteering to be a deeply rewarding experience.
 
“I volunteered because I wanted to contribute to the local community and help others.
 
“Volunteering gives me a chance to contribute to the local community and help others. Some of my friends' work circumstances were affected by COVID-19. We aren’t out of the COVID cloud yet and a lot of Western Australians are struggling. The unemployment statistic is rising as a result and this job-ready program is a great way to support those out of work and looking for the next opportunity,” Blaise said.
 
City of Canning Mayor Hall said the City has identified unemployment as a major issue facing the Canning community and this Connect in Canning initiative will help mitigate the social consequences of job loss and unemployment. 
 
“Work Ready is a free service the whole community can access and there will be support for groups including new migrants, young people and culturally and linguistically diverse community members or groups facing additional barriers to employment,” Mayor Hall said.
 
“It’s a wonderful initiative designed for those wanting to connect with employment services and identify additional support that best meet your needs. Work Ready can equip you with practical skills to improve or open doors to job opportunities.”

The Work Ready - Connect in Canning Hub will operate out of Bentley Hub from Monday to Thursday 9.30am-5pm. An online hub has also been set up to assist with upskilling job seekers, including help with LinkedIn, searching for jobs online and assistance with accessing myGov and support services.

There are also a wide range of workshops running as part of the Work Ready initiative, covering a broad range of topics such as CV writing, help with video conferencing and support with Microsoft Office basics.

To find out more about Work Ready visit www.connectincanning.com.au/work-ready or email workready@canning.wa.gov.au
 

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