Job boost for youth

Emily SharpSound Telegraph
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The City of Rockingham is offering support to young people seeking employment.

The Jobseeker Bootcamp, a free two-week training group, was held recently at Warnbro Community Library for people aged 15-24 who are looking for a job.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the program gave young people the tools and resources to become expert jobseekers.

“The program helps young people find their freak factor or the strengths and talents that make them amazing candidates,” he said.

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“Participants in previous Jobseeker Bootcamps have had success in finding work in their chosen fields, securing apprenticeships with local businesses or enrolling in further education to achieve their career goals.”

Cheyanne Gibling is completing a pre-apprenticeship in heavy diesel mechanics and is looking for work before starting an apprenticeship.

The 18-year-old said the program had been great and jam-packed full of knowledge.

“It’s been an eye-opening experience; it has changed my whole view of finding a job and I’m so much more confident now,” she said.

Jaxon Heuvink graduated in 2015 and is pursuing a career in IT.

The 18-year-old said he enjoyed the program so much that he had recommended it to others.

“I wanted to be part of this program to get a good start and become more knowledgeable about how to get a job,” he said.

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