Luke's Story

Luke's Story

A kick start to a career for a youth client in Port Augusta, South Australia. Filled with high hopes of a future career in the construction industry, Luke came to Workskil Australia unemployed and lacking work experience. Luke was finding it difficult to secure work in his regional town which was seeing a down turn in the labour market. Luke’s limited on-the-job experience and training didn’t help his cause. Through the Transition to Work program, Workskil Australia supported Luke to complete a Certificate II in Civil Construction and purchased all of his required personal protective equipment (PPE).... Read More


Daniel's Story

Daniel's Story

Twenty-two year old Daniel was unemployed and struggling to find work in his new home town of Whyalla, SA. That changed when he was referred to Workskil Australia and was able to gain accredited training and employment with the help of the Transition to Work team.... Read More


Colleen's Story

Colleen's Story

Life Without Barriers is both Colleen Raven’s life motto and the name of her employer. Colleen, aged 45, is a mother of two school-aged children, and registered with Workskil Australia in Oaklands Park, South Australia, looking for work. A member of the Aboriginal community, she was eager to take part in any opportunities that would benefit the wider community.... Read More


Josh's Story

Josh's Story

Josh*, a local Aboriginal man in Whyalla, South Australia, has a close connection to country. While Josh had worked in the past, it was usually sporadic contract work with long breaks in between. When Josh’s most recent contract ended, he came to Workskil Australia’ s Whyalla office daily to search for work. Staff at the Whyalla office helped Josh to set up email for applications, polished his resume and helped him to respond to selection criteria questions and online job application. He was also supplied with protective equipment and a police clearance to assist him to find work.... Read More


Stacy's Story

Stacy's Story

Stacy enrolled in Workskil Youth’s FLO (Flexible Learning Options) program in 2015 after becoming disengaged from traditional schooling. Throughout the year Stacy worked hard and demonstrated a fantastic capacity to learn. When Century 21 asked Workskil Employment to help them find a trainee, Stacy’s case manager recommended her immediately.... Read More


Carly's Story

Carly's Story

When Carly* first met with Workskil Australia in July 2015, she had been unemployed for over six years. A mature-aged worker, Carly reported that she tried very hard to find full time work, including completing a Certificate III in Warehousing, but that despite her best efforts she had been unsuccessful so far.... Read More


Judy's Story

Judy's Story

When Judy* first came to Workskil Australia in 2015, she had been unemployed for eight years due to parenting responsibilities. Judy told us she felt anxious about re-entering the workforce and for a time, had struggled with mental health issues.... Read More


Joel's Story

Joel's Story

A young dad, homeless, with substance abuse and mental health barriers, Joel had never held a paid job. Workskil Employment referred Joel to short term interventions through Workskil Health’s Allied Health services. Joel’s outlook on life was steadily improving, however after several unsuccessful job interviews and the end of his short term counselling, Joel began to spiral back into some negative patterns.... Read More