James was an early school leaver but through remote study he was able to finish high school. He then decided to move from countryside Dubbo to Sydney searching for greater opportunities.
While adjusting to city living, James started working in a warehouse, however when the business shut down James found himself out of work.
He has been unemployed since then for around 10 years.
James was connected to Job Coach Sharlene from the atWork Australia Penrith office.
She referred James to Positivum, our health and wellbeing coaching program which is tailored to each individual and addresses their barriers and perceived barriers to employment.
“After completing Positivum I started to care about myself. It reminded me of the importance of a structured environment and the assessments helped me do more,” said James.
James said, “Job Coach Sharlene gave me lots of support by providing me with many options for my future.”
He is now studying a Certificate III in Retail.
Sharlene helped James get his unique student ID number and helped him enroll into the course.
James is looking forward to finishing his studies and has already completed one assessment.
From Positivum James has learned to structure his day to support his positive mindset.
“I study in the mornings and go for an afternoon walk,” said James.
Sharlene said “We are looking forward to seeing James reach his goals as he progresses towards sustainable employment.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients, like James expand their skills, qualifications or provide non-vocational support, to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.