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Formerly Job Futures

Using Art to Inspire Young Job Seekers

Helping job seekers is not all about resumes and job interviews – it’s also about building communication skills and networking. This is why The Personnel Group runs regular activities sessions with the Albury Wodonga Community College, which incorporates Too Cool for School (2C4S) and Indie ..

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Matt is Busy as a Bee

One of our Service Partners, The Personnel Group (TPG), recently shared some good news from one of their former Participants which we wanted to pass on. Matt came to TPG looking for help to find work after leaving school. He now has not one, but two jobs – working with Repco and KFC. Matt ..

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Youth Projects’ Youth Space

Imagine a place where disadvantaged young people can gather to learn, engage with their community and build their employability skills in a supportive, chilled-out environment. This is exactly what CoAct member Youth Projects have built at their Youth Space centre in North-West Melbourne. Co-designed ..

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Green Army Yields Real Results for Young Job Seekers

Ten young Indigenous men from La Perouse have seen their lives turned around after completing Stage 2 of their Green Army project. The Guriwal Aboriginal Bush Tucker Revitalization and Biodiversity Project was undertaken as part of the Government's Green Army program, an environmental and employment ..

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A fresh approach to creating accessible jobs

What sets the CoAct network of employment services providers apart is our focus on community. We are a network of locally-embedded providers, with a shared, genuine desire to give back to the communities in which we are based. Social enterprise is just one way our members can engage directly with the ..

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A great yarn!

As part of NAIDOC celebrations this week, Bundaberg-based CoAct member, IMPACT Community Services, had the privilege of hosting a special 'Yarnin' with the Elders' lunch. The event was a wonderful demonstration of John Heywood's quote: "Many hands make light work". Certificate III Hospitality Students, ..

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Dedicated to Helping Others – MRI E-Cycle Solution Named 2017 CoAct Employer of the Year

The management at MRI E-Cycle Solutions know that the key to building a strong team is to ‘perfectly match’ an employee’s skills to the roles and requirements of the business. Using this strategy, and with the support of local employment services provider and CoAct member, Workways, MRI E-Cycle Solutions ..

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Joy Comes Full Circle

When Joy came to Community Solutions in Cannonvale after being unemployed for more than a year, the last place she saw herself was working for Community Solutions itself! During her first meeting with Community Solutions' Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson, it was clear Joy had lost confidence ..

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A Positive Attitude Goes a Long Way for David

David had been unemployed for over a year when he met with Community Solutions' Employment Consultant, Casey Dickinson. They talked through his history together and found there were many reasons David had been unable to find and sustain employment. David suffered from PTSD along with depression and anxiety. ..

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How transferring Employment Services Provider helped Jason* find his path

Jason*, aged 20, was transferred to Youth ProjectsTransition to Work (TTW) from an Employment Services Provider. Jason wanted to become a Chef. The problem was that nothing much had happened for Jason during his time with the Employment Service Provider. He was happily surprised to find the team at Youth ..

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CoAct’s Best and Brightest Honoured

Youth Projects and MRI E-cycle Solutions have been honoured for their work with Australia’s most disadvantaged at a special ceremony at this year’s CoAct ConnectUp!

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Community, the Key for Tahlia

For job seeker Tahlia, community support has helped give her and her children a fresh start in life; and now Tahlia is giving back to her community.

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Opening Doors for Job Seekers

The loss of a family member can have a devastating effect on those left behind. It is especially hard for parents who lose a child, as was the case for Louise*. After her son passed, Louise was understandably grief-stricken. With no job, she was unable to pay for professional treatment, and turned to ..

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New Career Path Helped Taylor Put Bullying Behind Her

Did you know that one in two Australian workers will experience workplace bullying at some point in their career? And young people are more at risk, with 40% of people who have experienced workplace bullying saying it occurred in the early stages of their working life.

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A new life for Colleen

Casey Dickinson and the team at Community Solutions in Cannonvale were surprised and delighted when a beautiful big bunch of flowers arrived at the office last month.

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Apprentice Chef Tastes Success

Working as a kitchen-hand at a Queensland mine site has led to big things for Caitlin, who is cooking up a career as a chef.

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How our employment consultants are changing lives

Did you know that around 500,000 Australians are injured on the job each year? Some of these injuries can be extremely serious, resulting in significant time-off work, and other health complications. The longer someone spends out of work, the harder it can be to return. One man who had first-hand experience ..

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CoAct Awards wrap up - what a year!

This year a number of our members have been recognised for their contribution to the sector. We congratulate all the winners, runners up and nominees who have taken part in awards programs in 2016…

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Youth Projects Wins Long-Term Unemployment Award

CoAct is delighted to announce that Melbourne-based member, Youth Projects, has been named the winner of the 2016 Youth Employment Award at the Long-Term Unemployment Conference. The Awards aim to recognise individuals and organisations for their continuous work and commitment to long-term unemployment ..

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Get your Green Army project off the ground with CoAct

In the last 12 months, CoAct and its Sub Contractors delivered close to 100 projects across Australia that not only restored and improved our environment, but also provided young people with valuable work experience. We asked National Green Army Manager, Miro Lojanica to tell us a bit more about CoAct's ..

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