Breaking Down Barriers For Unemployed Youth

A voluntary internship program that is breaking down barriers for young indigenous people trying to move from welfare payments and into the workforce farewelled its first cohort of graduates in May; one being our Midland Employment Services client, Brandon Holmes.

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A voluntary internship program that is breaking down barriers for young indigenous people trying to move from welfare payments and into the workforce farewelled its first cohort of graduates in May; one being our Midland Employment Services client, Brandon Holmes.

Brandon, 20, joined our jobactive program seeking help to gain the skills he required to become job-ready and remain employed long term. Based on his circumstances his Employment Consultant referred him to JobTrain WA in Midland who supported him through the Youth Jobs PaTH program.

Brandon said that the program had offered him a new start and the opportunity of a better life.

“Before this I never had a clue what I wanted to do,” he said. 

"It has given me the confidence that I can achieve anything I set my mind to."

Brandon said after completing the course he was hoping to secure an internship or apprenticeship in a trade industry.
We are very proud to see Brandon become such a determined young man and take charge of his own future. Since completing the course he has secured his employment goal and is well on his way of achieving his dream of becoming the best boilermaker in WA.

Congratulations Brandon – we wish you all the best for your future!
 
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