Ready for work program will help Ipswich youth

YOUNG Ipswich job-seekers will get a helping hand from Multilink in Logan, with the launch of a new Ready for Work Program.

The initiative, funded by the State Government, will see 56 at-risk youth aged 15 to 24 years old who have been struggling to find work get the help they need.

Employment and training facilitator Bob Kennard said the program would run in Ipswich, Goodna and Inala and aimed to support youth who were at risk of becoming disengaged.

"We will work with these young people and find a career, a job that is best suited to them," he said.

"We get them to take a step back, we look at their personalities and help match them to a career.

"We give them the tools and skills they need, and we teach them about employer expectations so they can keep those jobs."

Mr Kennard said he was calling for applicants and wanted to get the message out to the youth and parents.

"If a child is having problems securing a job, contact us," he said.

All training for this program will be run in training rooms around Ipswich.

The course is six half days over a six week period.

For more information or to apply for the course contact 3808 6337.



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