Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Twenty unemployed job seekers are going back to basics to better their prospects of gaining employment.

Social networking will be replaced by face to face networking and fast food ventures will be replaced by organic crop production and cattle management among a range of other skills acquired.

An initiative of the Federal Government, the National Green Jobs Corps program is run at select Job Services Australia providers, and gives youth 17 – 24 the chance to earn Certificate II accreditation.

MAX Employment, one of the largest Job Services Australia providers, is supportive of the program and has ten participants volunteering in this particular venture. Participants have come from all over the region including Ipswich and Goodna.

William Bonner, one of the ten MAX Employment participants, is excited to be involved.

“I love coming here every day. I love using the whipper snipper and the dingo, and showing others how to do it. We're gaining good work skills for the future - it's awesome" he said.

Managing Director of MAX Employment, Mr Michael Hobday, recognises the significance of this program in the delivery of employment services.

“We encourage our clients to keep motivated in their search for work. This program offers 26 weeks of stability, structure, skills-building, networking and confidence-building along with Certificate II recognition” he said.

“It’s the kind of experience prospective employers really value”.

Participants will be working on a host of activities including weed control, landscaping, fencing, concreting, revegetation and gain a solid understanding of farming practices.

The project commenced 12 April and participants will attend the official launch ceremony at 10am on 12 May at the Salvation Army Riverview Farm, 29 Riverview Road, Riverview.

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MAX Employment

MAX Employment is one one of the largest Job Services Australia providers with 74 locations across Australia. Providing free job placement services for job seekers and employers, MAX is committed to finding jobs and changing lives.
Jackie Behrend
P: 07 3809 5139


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