Job ready aid for recovery

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Jo Dalton said the Jobs Ready program will help people pay up to 50% of their course costs.
Camera IconJo Dalton said the Jobs Ready program will help people pay up to 50% of their course costs. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

With WA unemployment at concerning levels, the Brunswick Community Resource Centre has started a job-assistance program to help people get back into work.

Many South West residents lost their job as a result of COVID-19 and are looking to up-skill in order to gain employment in a new field.

Centre manager Jo Dalton said the initiative aimed to “broaden the horizons” of prospective employees.

“We just want to support people and help them become more employable,” she said.

“This is more than just resume writing; this is a one-on-one program that will get you job ready.”

The Brunswick CRC team members will help people nut out career avenues and opportunities.

They will also financially contribute up to 50 per cent of the course cost — capped at $500.

“We received $19,159 through the Lottery West grants and we are using this to help people pay for part of their courses,” Mrs Dalton said.

“From barista courses and first aid courses to truck driving courses, we are here for you.”

The job ready program will run for another month and is open to all.

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