Kirk had struggled to find ongoing sustainable employment despite having applied for many jobs.
ETC was able to support him financially by gaining industry accredited certificates, re-training and by putting him through resilience and job search workshops.
Equipped with his newfound confidence and skills, Kirk was successful in securing a job – which he loves.
“I’m eternally grateful for ETC’s help and love my job”Read more
Janet had struggled to secure employment during the pandemic. She applied for every job that she could, but also felt that her age was detrimental. So she connected with ETC for support and worked with her Jobs Advisor to help build her confidence and job searching skills. Shortly after she was successful in getting a job as a Medical Receptionist.
“I am so grateful for ETC’s help. They assisted me with upgrading my First Aid certificate which was a requirement of my new job. As well as a National Police Check, new pants for work and fuel vouchers.”Read more
Kaitlyn, who had been working as a Waitress at her local pub bistro, had lost her position due to the COVID-19 restrictions back in April. Despite this, Kaitlyn had a very clear goal of what she wanted to do, but just needed some help in achieving this.
She joined ETC’s Transition to Work program and worked together with us to achieve her career goal of being a Truck Driver.
“In a difficult time to find work, ETC took me on and made my dream become a reality. I’ve always been passionate about the transport industry and I only had to tell ETC that and they went straight to work. I would recommend ETC to anybody 110%! Thank you so much for always lending a hand when I needed it!”Read more
Warren Cady was a Car Detailer for 10 years and after a freak accident, became homeless for a year and a half.
Then the Coronavirus pandemic hit Australia.
He couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, but thanks to support he received from ETC and his commitment to change his situation – Warren is working again, living in a house and wants to share his story to help inspire others.Read more
34-year-old father Tristan Maloney has defied the odds after being told by Doctors five years ago that he had broken his neck and wouldn’t be able to walk again or return to work.
Determined to return to the workforce, Tristan approached Centrelink and requested to be placed with Disability Employment Services (DES) provider ETC.
“ETC understood what my abilities were and made sure I was work ready. They provided me with interview clothes, transportation, a mobile phone and fuel vouchers to get to work. My Jobs Advisor Debbie Mowle was a wonderful lady – she was constantly listening to my problems and helping to push me in the right direction,” he said.Read more
ETC helped Suzy to find her dream job and launch her career in the Pharmacy industry with Blooms the Chemist.
“ETC helped me find where to start looking for a job, because I had no idea where to start. They helped me with how to write my Resume, how to do a job interview, that sort of stuff.
They put me forward for a job here, I had an interview and then I started working here.”
After being stood down from his position as an Oil Man due to the coronavirus crisis, Michael Furniss was expecting a long, boring and broke isolation. Luckily for Michael, his employment service provider ETC had a job prospect that would help change his outlook on life.
“Not only did ETC get me into this job quickly, they also provided me with a uniform and safety gear so I could start straight away. I’ve also been able to pick up some work as a Support Worker. All of this came in since COVID – it’s certainly not where I’d thought I’d be at this point in time!” he said.Read more
ETC helped Arthur return to the workforce after two years of unemployment and a struggle with depression.
“ETC helped me to get my confidence and self-esteem back. I worked together with Dana at ETC to outline what my goals were, what I wanted to do, what was achievable and what wasn’t. They put me through some courses, helped me with my Resume and even continued to support me after I got my job – with work clothes, boots and tools,” Arthur said.Read more
ETC helped Syrian refugees Saela Qarandal and her son Fadi Hassan to gain skills and confidence to enter the workforce
They are now proudly working at Rozana Charcoal Chicken performing customer service, cooking and cleaning duties.
“We’re very happy to be working here. Thank you Danny and Aaron at ETC. Thank you all very much,” they said.Read more
ETC helped Zoe to find a job at Mindful Foods working in Dispatch and Packaging….and she’s absolutely loving it!
“I’m thankful to ETC for helping me to get this job. Every day they were sending me vacancies that I could apply for as I was studying and trying to look for work. This one really attracted my attention. So I called ETC, they sent through my Resume and I got a phone call within a week – it was that easy.”Read more
Sometimes finding a job is really tough, but as Melarnie Robin’s experience has shown, if you are persistent, keep trying and put yourself out there it generally pays off.
“ETC in Woolgoolga helped get me on the right track. They talked to me about what I wanted to do and really supported me.”
Zach is determined to become a Chef and buy his first home after moving from the Mid North Coast to the Red Centre of Australia through ETC’s NCAP program.
“I haven’t looked back since and I’m determined to change my life for the good,” young Zach said.
“It’s great now having a job and earning money. I can buy whatever I want and I’m saving a lot towards my goal of buying a home.”Read more
Getting on a plane for the first time in her life, Khatira sought refuge in Australia so she could take control of her future.
“Thank you ETC for the support to get a job. I still can’t believe I’m free in this country and I feel so blessed I’m here. Through the year’s I have learned to really believe in myself and never give up. Next I would like to learn how to drive, buy a car, buy a house, travel and enjoy my freedom,” Khatira said.
Having a sense of pride, getting off Centrelink, improved sleep – these are just some of the changes that 20 year old Neil Urquhart is experiencing since he started his new job.
“ETC have been amazing. They helped me with getting my first job, gave me all the training that I needed, all my Trainers were lovely.”Read more
Billy said he was very impressed with the service he received from ETC’s Transition to Work program.
“I was only seeing them for about a week and got a job straight away. ETC are there to help you with anything, it’s a great place. They organised for me some work shoes, clothes and a mobile phone.”Read more
“Don’t let your disability affect your life. Whatever you want to do in life – go for that goal. Don’t let your disability stop you.”
That’s the advice given by 22-year-old Lachlan Cavallaro (Lachie) who has battled with Congenital Heart Disease, two strokes and reduced dexterity in his left arm.
Despite his tough start, sheer determination is oozing from this young man who just wants to live a normal life.Read more
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