We are passionate and committed to giving back, sharing knowledge and educating our young people and job seekers.
So much so, over the past 5 years, founders of Keyba Careers, Colin Wilson and Lorraine Wilson, have volunteered their time to help a non-for-profit organisation, YouthNow, in Sunshine Victoria, by developing and facilitating a training program to help young people secure a job of their choice, achieving a high success rate for these young participants.
With success of the program and to ensure sustainability, we were fortunate to receive a local government grant from the City of Moonee Valley in June 2017. It was with this grant that the ‘Employer Engagement Program’ (EEP) became an online platform, enabling us to reach a greater community.
Unfortunately, there are many disadvantaged youths who don’t have a support network around them, such as a family member or friend, who they can ask for advice on how to get a job. Many also don’t have the connections that others might in finding employment. Some young people have never been exposed to the workforce or understand what it takes to apply for jobs and win in an interview. This program is an important resource for these young people to develop their understanding of the workforce and what is expected of them in the workplace. It gives them the skills and knowledge that is needed to open their doors to better opportunities.
For many not-for-profit organisations, resources can be stretched and spending one-on-one time with each young person can be a challenge. That’s why Keyba Careers’ short, online program can be used as a vital resource for Not-for-profit organisations as it teaches these young people the fundamental skills needed to survive in the workforce, providing them with insights that will give them a competitive advantage in any industry.
The EEP can be utilised as a value-add training resource to support the work you do and work in conjunction with a range of government initiatives such as:
- Transition to Work
- Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
- Disability Employment Services
Contact us to find out further information about the EEP and how simple it is to support your clients with their goals in seeking a meaningful role.
- Keyba Careers provides “Train the Trainer” professional development workshops to support career professionals implementing the program within your organisation.
- Keyba Careers Partnership Program that connects Not-for-profit organisations with industry
- Our industry experts can speak to young people about a number of topics including:
- What employers want /expect from their employees
- How to write a resume and cover letter
- How to hunt and fish for that desired job to start your career
- How to perform in an interview to win the job
- How to network and profile yourself through LinkedIn
We believe all businesses have a corporate social responsibility to support our young people and job seekers within our local communities. Read our article “Why we must invest in our young people to improve their employability skills”.
With this in mind, we are very keen to partner with organisations to make a difference and support our community. To support this further, we have developed a Partner Program, seeking sponsorships to donate to non-for-profit organisations.