Workforce crash course

By Liam Nash

Entering the working world can be a daunting and challenging move, which is why Cobram Community House is offering a Transition to Independence course next month.

On site on December 2, from 10 am to 3 pm, the course will centre around providing school leavers and those seeking employment with the necessary skills, confidence and readiness to enter the workforce, according to Cobram Community House Community Engagement Officer Dan Ryan.

“CCH recognise that when people are looking to enter the workforce it can be quite daunting, so this course aims to build self-confidence, and alleviate some of the anxiety when applying for jobs or starting in the workplace,” he said.

“Students who complete Transition to Independence will leave with a greater understanding of employer expectations and workplace conduct and increased know-how when it comes to writing resumes and applying for work.”

Featuring pre-employment support to help achieve employment and education goals, upon completion of the course, attendees will have applied for a Unique Student Identifier number, Tax File Number, Victorian Working With Children Check (optional) and have set up a MyGov account.

There will be an opportunity to hear from local industry professionals about their experiences, who will pass on their expertise to those in attendance.

“In addition, professionals employed locally are able to share their knowledge and experiences of working in the local area, transferring skills and building people’s networks,” Mr Ryan said.

The cost of the course is $25. For information or register your interest, contact Cobram Community House on 5872 2224 or at 43-45 Punt Rd, Cobram.