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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO TURN THINGS AROUND
Fred and Mohamed don't know each other, live in different cities, come from different backgrounds, but their lives have one big thing in common: they have both broken a cycle of long-term unemployment through their own courage and determination.
For Mohammed, Resilience training has allowed him to get back into the driver's seat, to "take control of his life" and "make my own decisions".
PeoplePlus also helped Fred to focus on what he wanted after years battling depression.
Both men are now in full-time employment and looking forward to the future, with a special thanks to Marie and Jing-Wei from PeoplePlus.
Congratulations, Mohamed and Fred and good luck to you both!
GHULAM’S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Ghulam Abbas arrived in Australia as a refugee from Afghanistan, 19 years old and alone. He was very keen to continue his education. Transition to Work provider, Mission Australia became Ghulam’s advocates and quickly found him a place at high school.
SUCCESS STORY - TIM KALMS
The opening of the new Bendigo Hospital in January 2017 has been welcome news for locals, particularly for 26-year-old Tim Kalms who recently secured employment as a Patient Porter with Bendigo Health.
Tim worked closely with the Bendigo PeoplePlus team and officially started his new job on January 24, 2017. His day-to-day duties include patient transport within the wards and even though Tim is on his feet all day, he is loving the new role.
In addition to working, Tim is currently enrolled in a community services course and has also provided a presentation to job seekers discussing his new role.
The team at PeoplePlus would like to congratulate Tim on this fantastic success story and wish him continued success in his career.
PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF
Craig Harris is tracking towards his first month back in full time employment, and his new employer is very happy.
Things haven't always been easy for Craig. He has been in Employment Services for quite a while and has had difficulties in the past both in finding and holding on to work.
But last year Craig did a series of Resilience Training Workshops with PeoplePlus, and joined their onsite Marketing Group. PeoplePlus helped him to get back on track, and earlier this year supported him into work as a labourer through a local recruitment agency. PeoplePlus also provided him with material support in the form of transport assistance and a mobile phone to stay in touch with his new employer.
Since starting his new job, Craig has continued to work with his Case Manager Zoe Shaw to understand how to fill out his weekly timesheets. It's great to be back at work, things are going well, and with the support of PeoplePlus, Craig's determination and perseverance has paid off.