Monthly Archives: March 2020


Green thumbs sprout with Garden Project

Get Started 2020 have been teaming up with the Step Up Garden Project to develop gardening and landscaping work skills. Get Started participants Seth, Danielle, Kaden, Tyler and regular Thursday gardening crew members Sam and Britt (pictured) have been working to pot plants. They have been learning gardening and landscaping job skills like seed germination and building their stamina to work in outdoor conditions. Since gardening and landscaping is a huge avenue [...]

Green thumbs sprout with Garden Project2020-05-01T14:26:57+10:00

Thrive Café – A Delicious Opportunity to Develop Job Skills

                        Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions's enterprise project called Thrive Café, gives job seekers the opportunity to engage in hands-on training and gain experience in a commercial kitchen training space. Participants of the Thrive Café initiative, including Michael pictured, gain experience in the operations of a small café and kitchen, preparing both hot and cold beverages and meals for Mai-Wel staff and participants. [...]

Thrive Café – A Delicious Opportunity to Develop Job Skills2020-05-01T14:28:22+10:00

Ian’s job search success

In late 2019 Ian (pictured) was happy to score a job working at McDonald’s Heatherbrae. Initially he was hired casually in a maintenance position, however as a result of his consistent initiative, Ian was soon offered a full time contract! Ian now works five days a week and takes the initiative to do a variety of tasks. These include using his skills as a trained barista to help out in the McCafe [...]

Ian’s job search success2020-05-01T14:29:02+10:00

Grant’s landed a job he loves!

Congratulations to Grant (pictured), a Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions (MWLFS) job seeker success, for gaining employment with McDonald's Broadmeadow!   Grant has just got back into the workforce and says he is loving his new job. To his employer, he has already proven himself to be a dedicated employee, striving to create a good experience for customers, ensuing they would like to come back time after time.   Getting this job has been [...]

Grant’s landed a job he loves!2020-05-01T14:29:38+10:00

Brad and Damien Step Up to Work Experience at St Joseph’s College Canteen!

For the past eight months, Mai-Wel participants Brad and Damien (pictured) have been gaining experience in the hospitality industry by participating in Step Up’s introductory work experience program, helping out in the canteen at St Joseph’s College at Lochinvar. In the past, the canteen has provided work experience to five other participants gain hospitality experience. Mai-Wel’s Step Up offers a variety of supports to aid the transition between school and work life. [...]

Brad and Damien Step Up to Work Experience at St Joseph’s College Canteen!2020-05-01T14:30:19+10:00

Job seekers grow new skills with garden project

Participants have been growing new job skills while planning and planting the garden at the new Mai-Wel office! Job seekers of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions Cessnock have been able to engage in an in-house training project – creating a garden at the new Mai-Wel Cessnock office. This training project has a theoretical and practical component enabling our job seekers for the past 10 weeks to gain planning and labouring skills on a Wednesday [...]

Job seekers grow new skills with garden project2020-03-06T15:40:02+11:00

Branden’s achievements recognised with educational scholarship

Congratulations to Branden, participant of Mai-Wel's Get Started initiative and recipient of a 2020 Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarship! He was nominated for the Scholarship by Mai-Wel’s School Transitions Lead Support Cath Crowley, for his drive and determination to achieve his educational and career goals. To support his nomination, Branden was supported my Mai-Wel to attend an interview with the scholarship panel. By the end of [...]

Branden’s achievements recognised with educational scholarship2020-05-03T13:55:53+10:00
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