PCYC Beenleigh helping young people ‘Get Set for Work’

PCYC Beenleigh is helping young Queenslanders to prepare for a job and career through their successful ‘Get Set for Work’ program.

Aimed at disengaged young people aged between 15-19 years who are not currently ‘earning or learning’, the 10-week program teaches participants life skills, job readiness skills and encourages a positive work ethic to help young people prepare to enter the workforce.

PCYC Beenleigh Get Set for Work Coordinator Rob Workman said one of the greatest benefits of the program is helping participants gain an adult perspective on their own future, and a direction to take.

“For young people who may struggle academically, Get Set for Work provides the confidence to make the transition from school life to working life, successfully re-engaging students back into education or employment,” said Mr Workman.

One successful graduate, Kai Roberts, said the Get Set for Work program allowed him to identify a career pathway that made use of his skills and interests.

“I enjoyed tinkering around in my granddad’s shed, and didn’t see much relevance in going to school,” said Kai.

“After completing the Get Set for Work program, I had work experience placement at DVO Furniture. I impressed them with my mechanical aptitude, friendly manner and strong work ethic, and I was offered employment as a trade assistant,” he said.

“I am thrilled to be given this opportunity, and I am hopeful of commencing an apprenticeship in the near future,” he said.

Mr Workman and the team at PCYC Beenleigh are incredibly proud of all the program participants and their achievements.

“The team are so proud of Kai, and we look forward to seeing him flourish on his career pathway,” he said.

For more information on the program, visit the website or call PCYC Beenleigh on 3380 1777.