Hunter finds success with a new career pathway

Hunter finds success with a new career pathway

13 February 2024

Hunter commenced into the Transition to Work (TtW) program while employed with a large grocery store. He was making a round trip of 1 hour to undertake 3-hour shifts and felt frustrated by this, relying on his family to provide transport and spending long periods waiting after work. Hunter confided in his mentor, Maddie, and asked for help to find a new career path. He also was struggling to pass his Prep L course and sought help from Maddie in interpreting the questions to successfully gain his Learners licence.

Maddie supported Hunter in creating achievable goals within his personal life, and he identified things he could control, like working on his physical health and sleep routine while searching for new employment. Maddie supported Hunter in these goals through weekly check in’s and encouragement. Hunter worked hard to set himself up for success and achieved his goal to establish healthier habits.

Throughout their conversations Hunter had expressed to Maddie he was interested in working within the construction industry and Maddie referred him to Deploy Workforce Solutions who run industrial site awareness and site induction programs. Hunter was successful in gaining a position within their Community of Gladstone supporting Youth program and National  Joblink were able to fund the cost of this course. Hunter gained hands on experience with site visits, use of hand tools and learned the foundations of site safety and graduated from the course with accredited industry tickets, and a rewarding role as a trades assistant. Hunter’s mentor attended his graduation and enjoyed hearing about the positive impact the TtW program had made in Hunter’s life.

Hunter told Maddie; “I am very happy I got this job; it feels good to be working because all of my family works and now I can too. I am looking forward to getting more tickets and experience. I feel really thankful of the help I’ve had.”