by Joanne Gedge | Jun 2, 2015 If you’re about to finish high school or have been out for some time but haven’t quite figured out your next move here are some practical job hunting tips for people interested in skills based careers. 1. Network – Most jobs are not advertised, and the only wayContinue Reading »
Darren, a third year boilermaker apprentice has recently received a Skilling Australia Foundation assistance grant. The grant will cover the cost of Darren’s forklift licence. Darren is currently completing his Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication and Boilermaking) while undertaking his apprenticeship at Toll Fleet in Altona North. Darren is committed to working hard to succeed inContinue Reading »
Ellearn Savvidis is steering her career in the right direction. The 18-year-old Taylors Lakes resident is a month into a four-year mechanic’s apprenticeship with Mercedes Benz Airport Express and is relishing spending hands-on time in the workshop. “It’s awesome,” Ms Savvidis says. “I never dreamt I’d be working for such a big, impressive company soContinue Reading »
Benjamin Carter and Joel Tabaka, two standout horticulture apprentices, have just returned from an inspirational weeklong study trip to Singapore, made possible through a Skilling Australia Foundation Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership. Hosted by Paul Brook, one of the Skilling Australia Foundation’s managers, the two budding horticulturalists had a jam-packed schedule in Singapore. The scheduleContinue Reading »
Christopher Kralevski bounced from program to program after he finished year 12. First, he studied IT, and then he switched to building surveying. But, by the age of 21, he had realised that neither of these fields was where his true passion lay. Luckily, Christopher came across the Skilling Australia Foundation and the Citi NewContinue Reading »
Like so many other young Australians, Joshua’s career path was anything but certain once he had completed year 12. After completing year 12, Joshua embarked upon a six-month electrical apprenticeship at Victoria University. As is so often the case, once he had completed his studies, Joshua was unable to find an employer willing to offerContinue Reading »
Automotive apprentice Billy Papadopoulos is the fast track to success. The 20 year old has been awarded the Evan Phillips Scholarship by the Rotary Club of Footscray and the Skilling Australia Foundation. The annual $2,500 scholarship provides assistance to a youth in Melbourne’s west who is undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Natasha Oliver might be fresh out of high school, but she’s certainly not wasting any time when it comes to her career. With the help of the WPC Group, she’s already worked her way into a traineeship at the Victorian Government Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI).
Memuna Jalloh travelled across the world to land her dream job as an apprentice chef, after escaping war-torn Sierra Leone as a toddler. When war broke out in Sierra Leone, Memuna’s parents took their two-year-old daughter to live with her grandmother in Guinea. It was there that she learned the joys of cooking at herContinue Reading »
by Jessica Mendoza NEW YORK — With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions. These range from renewed focus on affordable education to public-private partnerships aimed at closing the “skills gap” to entrepreneurship programs —Continue Reading »