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Breaking New Ground - Work Readiness Programs Queensland

In 2014, Reclink piloted a work readiness project based at our Spring Hill Shed program in Brisbane. This project was funded as a work experience program through the Department of Employment as part of the Australian Government Work for the Dole initiative. 

Reclink Australia has a commitment to providing a work readiness program with a focus on necessary skills development contributing to each job seeker’s future employability. The program we have established incorporates structure and routine to emulate a workplace. Activities are conducted in a team environment to further expand positive interpersonal interactions.

The program is now operating in 9 sites across South-East Queensland.

Participants have the opportunity to engage in general woodworking, carpentry, furniture building and restoration, building musical instruments, rebuilding bicycles, in addition to having access to a computer lab for job seeking, basketball and tennis court.

The program we have established incorporates structure and routine to emulate a workplace and has achieved positive results for those people seeking to return to the workforce. Activities are conducted in a team environment to further expand positive interpersonal interactions.

The future vision of this project is to establish social enterprises providing gardening, landscaping and mowing services at affordable prices to community organisations and individuals, particularly targeted towards pensioners and people on a disability support payment.

This will create sustainable employment pathways for people engaged in this program whilst also making a positive contribution to regions in which these programs operate.

For more information on this program contact Reclink on (03) 9419 6672.

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