An opportunity came up for Tyler to do a Scaffolding course through the Transition to Work program, and Tyler jumped at the chance. The Transition to Work program is an Australian Government initiative that assists young people aged 15-24 who have disengaged with education or employment.
Tyler gained assistance through the program with funding to complete the scaffolding course, increasing his opportunities to find employment. During the course Tyler gained workplace skills and tickets including working safely at heights, work safety units, operating a forklift and operating an elevating work platform, along with learning to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding. Transition to Work also assisted Tyler with funding to help him get to the course and helped supply him with work boots and tools.
Due to Tyler’s new qualification he was successful in recently gaining a painting job, where his scaffolding skills came in handy. A few months later he was offered to undertake a Painting Apprenticeship with the employer and he has continued with this qualification.
Now with stable employment and a bright future, Tyler has also gained his licence, has his own car – and he has also found himself a girlfriend, Georgia.
A complete turn-around for the Gympie local, at the tender age of 20 years, Tyler and his girlfriend Georgia are now in the process of building their first home which will be ready in May 2021!
“Tyler’s story is a great example of how the Transition to Work program is transforming young people’s lives. We’re really proud of the progress that Tyler has made and wish him well in his career and with the new house,” Managing Director for BUSY At Work, Paul Miles, stated.
Transition to Work is an Australian Government initiative designed to help young people after they have become disengaged from school or are early school leavers. For more information, visit https://www.busyatwork.com.au/employment-services/ttw-transition-to-work/