The loss of a family member can have a devastating effect on those left behind. It is especially hard for parents who lose a child, as was the case for Louise*. After her son passed, Louise was understandably grief-stricken. With no job, she was unable to pay for professional treatment, and turned to ..
New Career Path Helped Taylor Put Bullying Behind Her
Did you know that one in two Australian workers will experience workplace bullying at some point in their career? And young people are more at risk, with 40% of people who have experienced workplace bullying saying it occurred in the early stages of their working life.
Did you know that around 500,000 Australians are injured on the job each year? Some of these injuries can be extremely serious, resulting in significant time-off work, and other health complications. The longer someone spends out of work, the harder it can be to return. One man who had first-hand experience ..
CoAct is delighted to announce that Melbourne-based member, Youth Projects, has been named the winner of the 2016 Youth Employment Award at the Long-Term Unemployment Conference.
The Awards aim to recognise individuals and organisations for their continuous work and commitment to long-term unemployment ..
Get your Green Army project off the ground with CoAct
In the last 12 months, CoAct and its Sub Contractors delivered close to 100 projects across Australia that not only restored and improved our environment, but also provided young people with valuable work experience. We asked National Green Army Manager, Miro Lojanica to tell us a bit more about CoAct’s ..
Recognising the Importance of Community Connection
Australia is struggling with high rates of youth unemployment, particularly in regional areas. Early school leavers are finding jobs increasingly hard to come by, as they are overlooked by employers wanting candidates with more experience. While there is an obvious financial impact on early school ..
One of the first things people notice when they visit the Ipswich office of CoAct member Open Minds is the smiling face of receptionist, Chloe Gray. Chloe is professional and friendly, and many people comment on how enthusiastic she is. That enthusiasm comes from a special place – because Chloe ..
The Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation is one of CoAct’s busiest Green Army project hosts, currently running five projects in the north of WA. We asked Operations Manager, Matt Wagner, a few questions about the impact Green Army is having on the environment and local community…
Jobseeker BBQ Leads to Exciting Employer Partnership
Youth unemployment is a significant issue across Australia, particularly in Queensland’s Wide Bay region, which is home to CoAct member Impact Community Services. To help combat the rise in youth unemployment, and to encourage greater community engagement, the team at Impact recently began hosting ..
Over 350 members of the Cairns community have been treated to an insight into the life of comedian Mary Coustas, thanks to CoAct Member, Worklink.
Mary was the guest speaker at Worklink’s annual Stress Less Luncheon, held at the Cairns Convention Centre. The event, which is a highlight on the ..
Brimming with Confidence – Young School Leaver Embracing New Jobs
Having left school before the end of Year 12, Kevin was finding it difficult to land a job. With increasing pressure from his family, and the threat of homelessness looming, Kevin took the proactive step of approaching Youth Projects for help.
Youth Projects is a CoAct member based in Melbourne’s ..
Danny* is 19 years old, with a partner and young child to support. But since leaving school in Year 9, Danny has never had a job. He has also never held a driver’s licence and sadly has had little support from his family.
When the team from The Personnel Group (TPG) met Danny, he was worried ..
Youth Projects Giving Confidence to Young School Leavers
For many early school leavers, one of the unexpected consequences of the decision to exit the education system is a loss in confidence. This was certainly the case for 17 year old Jameela, who left school at the end of Year 10 but then struggled to find full time work. Unsure what to do next, and keen ..
MTC and Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Retail Institute has signed MOU
MTC Australia and Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Retail Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide jobseekers with a “pathway to retail employment” by combining Certificate II in Retail training, work experience and the Skills for Education and Employment program (SEE) program