Lyndoch Hill Job Ready Program

The Job Ready program run at Lyndoch Hill in early 2013 proved so successful that a second program is currently running.

The program provides Skills for All in Regions participants and FLO (Flexible Learning Options) school students with on-site work experience in horticulture, retail, administration, cooking and hospitality as well as resume, interview and white card training. Other components to the program include:

  • Power of the Positive – specialist motivational speakers and people with appropriate life stories help participants see that they are the only people preventing them from reaching their potential
  • Work & Finance - Budgeting training that also looks at the difference in income and lifestyle when employed as compared to on welfare support.
  • Where to from here - One-on-one assistance with developing individual plans for further education and career planning matched to the participants’ interests and abilities.
     

Feedback from a Job Services Australia Provider:

“I just thought that I would give you some feedback.  I’ve just had a client come into our office and he is so excited about starting the program he is inspired to go and complete a chef’s course after completing his Cert II in Hospitality.  I have not seen him this happy and excited to get into work/study.  He said that the whole set up was great and he got so much from the opportunity to speak to the chef one on one. I thought it would be nice to get great feedback like this and the program hasn’t even started yet!”

Update:

The client completed all the components to the Job Ready Program (Information Day, White Card Training, Employability Skills Training, Resume Training and Work Experience at Lyndoch Hill). He wanted to start the Chef course but unfortunately the RTO did not get back to him with the information; however he has now changed his mind and has decided to look into becoming an apprentice baker. 

The program has helped him change the direction he was heading as he was only interested in production jobs.

 

For more information, contact Wayne Perry (Barossa Lower North Futures) on 0418 834 949 or email wayne@blnfutures.com.

The Job-Ready program – ‘Real Skills, Real Learning, Real Workplace’ – is jointly funded by the State Government’s Skills for All in Regions program and ICAN (Innovative Community Action Networks) programs. Other partners include Regional Development Australia Barossa, the Barossa Career Service and Barossa Lower North Futures.