Skilling Queenslanders for Work
Through $1.2 million of funding from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, PCYC Queensland supports the highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative to help improve the skills, employment opportunities and social inclusion of disadvantaged young Queenslanders.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.
PCYC Queensland delivers three of the seven programs that form the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative including Community Work Skills, Get Set for Work and Ready for Work programs at several clubs across the state.
Community Work Skills
Community Work Skills assists disadvantaged Queensland job seekers to undertake formal training to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications up to a certificate III level. Assistance and training can include case management, resume preparation and writing, job interview skills, job search advice, networking opportunities and employability skills.
Through registered training organisations (RTOs) Community Works Skills programs offered at PCYC Beenleigh help participants achieve a Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate III in Hospitality, whilst the program at PCYC Ipswich supports young people to obtain a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Get Set for Work
Get Set for Work aims to provide disengaged young people aged 15-19 years with nationally recognised training, combined with integrated learning support measures and foundation skills that will enable them to successfully transition to employment and/or further education and training.
PCYC Queensland is funded to deliver the Get Set for Work program at five locations, providing Certificates I and II in Hospitality and Certificates I and II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.
Ready for Work
Ready for Work is a short program of up to 6-8 weeks, primarily targeting young people aged 15–24 years to transition into the workforce by providing them with the practical skills they need to successfully find work.
Ready for Work programs, similar to Community Work Skills programs, provide job search assistance and training such as resume preparation and writing, job interview skills, job search advice, networking opportunities and employability skills.