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May 20, 2015 6:06 EST

Creating Futures: CAREERS UNCOVERED EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

iCrowdNewswire - May 20, 2015

Creating Futures

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CAREERS UNCOVERED EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

about me…

My name is Alice Hoskins. I am 25 years old, a youth worker and a case manager and I am the sole creator and founder of UrbanARK Youth Centre

UrbanARK Youth is an independently run youth centre where young people aged 12-25 can meet others, enjoy recreational activities, access services, learn new skills, and get involved in a range of innovative and creative programs.

One of the most important parts of my work is providing opportunities for Australian Youth to develop a passion for something that changes their outlook and attitude in a positive way. It’s about helping young people find an activity they are good at, then helping them to channel their energy positively. I want to create an environment where finding your passion can become something truly life-changing.

about the project…

Careers Uncovered

Career Exploration and Employment Skills for Young Australians

Careers Uncovered helps to educate and guide young people on the right career path by exploring their ideal careers through self exploration and career research including qualifications, licensing requirements and work conditions. We also cover a range of topics from starting employment to what happens after you are hired.

What We Cover…

Careers Uncovered is broken into 3 sections and is run over 9 weeks:

Part One: Career Planning

Covering self exploration to find suitable career options, career and labour market research and developing and maintaining a career plan including career goals.

Part Two: Employment Skills

Covering Job Hunting, resume and cover letter writing and preparing and presenting for job interviews.

Part Three: Work Relations

Covering what happens when you start employment, workplace policies and cultural diversity in the workplace and what happens when your employment ends

How old do I have to be?

This course has been designed to help all young people aged between 14-18 years of age.

So how much will this cost each participant if they had to pay?

This course will cost only $250.00 for students and job seekers. All course materials including work books, pens and exercise books will be provided to each upon successful registration in this course. They will even be given a carry bag for their folder and materials.

Who is the target audience for this program?

The target audience for this program are young people from low socio-economic backgrounds who have limited resources and chances to obtain and maintain work in their chosen careers. Through our research we have found that people from our target areas were less motivated to look for work, keep their job and in some cases had no interest in attending school.

Who will be running this program?

UrbanARK Youth Centre will be hosting and facilitating this program. We are a small not for profit community organisation with sole purpose of benefiting Australian youth.

We have a dedicated team of workers to help in the facilitation and running of the program including:

2 x accredited youth workers

1 x mental health social worker

1 x youth counselor and

1 x student in youth worker

And to say thank you, we have something for you too…

For every donation over $50 we have a small gift for you. A local artist and ceramics manufacturer – Wild tHing creations – has designed and made our very own supporter mug. You will receive one of these for free!!

These mugs stand approximately 18cms tall and hold around 500mls.

**NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE WE ARE NOT SET UP TO GIVE YOU A RECEIPT FOR TAX PURPOSES **

ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF AND YOUNG PEOPLE WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS PROGRAM WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

iPledg is an all or nothing crowd funding platform. That means if we don’t reach our target (or Tipping Point at a minimum) we get nothing and nothing is taken from your PayPal account or credit card. If you can’t support this project financially you can still help by spreading the word using the share button and spreading the word to your friends. Thank You.

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