The “Job Ready” program, a commendable initiative by the Australian Centre for Unity (ACU) and QLD Training & Employment Services (QTES) continues to make significant strides in enhancing community skills and job readiness.

The program is funded under SQW (Skilling Queenslanders for Work) initiative from QLD Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT). This noble partnership is dedicated to overcoming employment barriers and fostering sustainable economic inclusion opportunities across Queensland.

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Kingston job ready program

Achievements and growth

Currently active in Logan and Kuraby, the ‘Job Ready’ program has expanded its reach to Inala, marking a significant milestone in its journey.

In January, we celebrated the successful completion of our third intake, reflecting the program’s progress and growth.

As we embark on our fourth intake, we are thrilled to welcome 13 eager participants from diverse locations, all set to enhance their skills and embark on their employment journey.

Expert guidance and comprehensive support

Under the expert guidance of Program Manager Peter Hodges and skilled instructor Amanda, participants are diving into their coursework with enthusiasm and energy. The program offers both in-person assistance and expanded remote support options from QTES, ensuring every participant receives the help they need to succeed.

Despite the challenges posed by the holiday season, our commitment to our participants remained unwavering. We extended the program duration, introduced interactive quizzes, and forged strong partnerships with esteemed organizations to maximize our impact.

Program Highlights

The ‘Job Ready’ program provides a comprehensive suite of services and training opportunities, including:

  • Job Search Skills
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Employment Connections
  • Excursions
  • Understanding Job Rights
  • Professional Networking Using LinkedIn
  • Free Driving Licence

Expanding across Queensland

As we continue to build on our success, we are excited to extend the ‘Job Ready’ program across Queensland. Our efforts aim to bring the same level of support and opportunity to regions like Inala, ensuring that more individuals can benefit from our tailored support and job readiness training.

Diverse opportunities

The program offers participants a plethora of exciting career opportunities in various fields such as:

  • Warehouse Store Person
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Driver
  • Customer Operator
  • Forklift Driver
  • Administration
  • Construction Admin Support
  • Aged Care & Child Care

Commitment to a Brighter Future

Together, we are building a brighter future for all participants in the Job Ready program. By providing tailored support, comprehensive training, and unwavering commitment, the ‘Job Ready’ program is setting a new standard for community empowerment and job readiness.

For more information about the ‘Job Ready’ program and how you can get involved, visit our website (https://www.qtes.net.au/)  or contact our team. Let’s work together to create a more inclusive and prosperous community for everyone.

The community leaders are proud to engage and participate the incredible work being done by the ACU and QTES through the ‘Job Ready’ program. This initiative not only equips individuals with the skills they need for employment but also strengthens our communities by fostering inclusivity and economic independence. Join us in celebrating and supporting this transformative program.