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Joy Comes Full Circle

When Joy came to Community Solutions in Cannonvale after being unemployed for more than a year, the last place she saw herself was working for Community Solutions itself! During her first meeting with Community Solutions’ Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson, it was clear Joy had lost confidence ..

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A Positive Attitude Goes a Long Way for David

David had been unemployed for over a year when he met with Community Solutions’ Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson. They talked through his history together and found there were many reasons David had been unable to find and sustain employment. David suffered from PTSD along with depression ..

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How transferring Employment Services Provider helped Jason* find his path

Jason*, aged 20, was transferred to Youth Projects – Transition to Work (TTW) from an Employment Services Provider. Jason wanted to become a Chef. The problem was that nothing much had happened for Jason during his time with the Employment Service Provider. He was happily surprised ..

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CoAct’s Best and Brightest Honoured

Youth Projects and MRI E-cycle Solutions have been honoured for their work with Australia’s most disadvantaged at a special ceremony at this year’s CoAct ConnectUp!

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Community, the Key for Tahlia

For job seeker Tahlia, community support has helped give her and her children a fresh start in life; and now Tahlia is giving back to her community.

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Opening Doors for Job Seekers

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 ..

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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.

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A new life for Colleen

Casey Dickinson and the team at Community Solutions in Cannonvale were surprised and delighted when a beautiful big bunch of flowers arrived at the office last month.

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Apprentice Chef Tastes Success

Working as a kitchen-hand at a Queensland mine site has led to big things for Caitlin, who is cooking up a career as a chef.

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How our employment consultants are changing lives

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 ..

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CoAct Awards wrap up - what a year!

This year a number of our members have been recognised for their contribution to the sector. We congratulate all the winners, runners up and nominees who have taken part in awards programs in 2016…

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Youth Projects Wins Long-Term Unemployment Award

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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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From Jobseeker to Receptionist

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 ..

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Q&A with Green Army Project Host

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…

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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 ..

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‘Stress Less’ a Great Success

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 ..

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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 ..

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Navigating Pathways Past High School

Two of Impact’s youth experts were recently invited to participate in a program designed to help young women navigate a pathway beyond high school.

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