The Australian Government today announced BUSY At Work as one of the successful organisations to continue helping young people and early school leavers to become work ready under the Transition to Work service.
Congratulating all the organisations who have been successful with their bid to deliver the Transition to Work program, Managing Director of the BUSY Group, Paul Miles said, “I’d like to extend a big congratulations to all the providers who will be delivering Transition to Work in the new contract round on behalf of the Federal Government.
“BUSY is really looking forward to helping even more young people change their lives through this program. We’re so proud of everything we’ve done so far in Transition to Work and I want to give a massive shout out to all our Sunshine Coast and Wide bay staff who have helped so many young people over the last few years. You’ve been amazing!”
BUSY At Work will be delivering from the following locations in the next contract round which starts on July 1:
Wivenhoe: Inala and Goodna.
Darling Downs: Chinchilla, Dalby, Gatton, Goondiwindi, St George, Miles, Roma, Stanthorpe, Toowoomba and Warwick
Townsville: Aitkenvale, Ayr, Charters Towers, Ingham, Kirwan, Mount Isa and Townsville CBD
South Eastern Melbourne & Peninsula: Clayfield, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Noble Park, Oakleigh and Springvale
Transition to Work provides young job seekers with intensive one-on-one support from community-based organisations experienced in working with young people who face greater barriers to enter the workforce.
Strong advocate for apprenticeship and youth employment, BUSY At Work CEO Paul Miles said, “This is an incredibly exciting time for BUSY and we look forward to the challenge as this service is essentially our philosophy and the very foundation of our everyday business.”
“BUSY is very experienced with working with young people who often face greater barriers to entering the workforce. We have taken a demand led industry approach, so we’re looking forward to engaging more employers through this service,” Mr Miles said.
According to Department of Employment research, while the majority of young people successfully transition between school and post-school education or employment, young people who leave school before completing Year 12 (or Certificate III) are more likely to find this transition difficult.
Mr Miles acknowledged the heavily industry backed bid which will place BUSY At Work in an excellent position to deliver the Transition to Work program, “We have strong links in the communities including employers, industry leaders, community services and schools.
“We understand the real challenges many early school leavers face when looking for a job as we have been working with youth and assisting career pathways for many years.
“Our dedicated teams will deliver the program through individually tailored services to provide assistance with vocational skills development, purchase training, interview training and career advice,” Mr Miles said.
Find out more about Transition to Work