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 to find the team at Youth Projects were more than a little different to his previous experience.
The Youth Projects’ Youth Employment Coach, Michael, realised Jason’s biggest barrier to work was self-confidence and he needed some skills to help him to reach out to prospective employers. Together they worked through strategies to overcome his lack of confidence and developed some practical strategies for approaching prospective employers. For example, they worked out five key questions to ask an employer and Jason was encouraged to canvass five employers before his next appointment at Youth Projects.
The very next day Jason called to say he had an interview with an employer, The Panama Dining Room, and he was offered a work trial.
Jason successfully passed the work trial and commenced a full-time Chef apprenticeship!
*Not client name or photo.