Rising to the top – creating a recipe for success
The 2018 National Employment Solutions Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW over the 8th – 9th October.
The conference provides the opportunity to be involved through presenting, learning, engaging, networking and collaborating with other professionals within the employment sector.
Joining us at the conference is Miss Amelia Gow, Owner at 6729 Bakery who will present on ‘Rising to the top – creating a recipe for success’.
Using pre-employment training to assist people to gain the skills and competencies to obtain a job. The philosophy is simple – once you spend time with a person you can’t help but feel compassion for them and their situation. The issue with recruitment is resumes and short interviews do not give employers enough time to really understand whether that person is suitable for the job role. Providing the right pre-employment programs and teaming up with the right employers to assisting with this recruiting is the key to helping people back into work. We give people practical skills in the industry to gain confidence all whilst working with them through life skills and employability skills to help them gain confidence into employment. We work with employers to tell them to think outside the square. Don’t discount someone with disabilities or who may have been out of work for a while because generally there is a very good reason.
It’s also all about looking at people’s strengths and not their weaknesses and learning how to transform their weaknesses into strengths. We have a lot of people that come through this program who have Autism or Asperger’s – well instead of looking at that as a barrier why don’t you educate them in the food processing industry where its detail driven line work? Why put someone with social anxiety up for jobs in hospitality?
Job Networks and Job Providers need to be given the time and space to appropriately know and deal with people. Centrelink needs to not put so much pressure on people to apply for ‘so many jobs’ people need to apply for positions properly. They need to learn their sell speech and highlight their strengths.
We teach this we give people the confidence to job hunt properly again
Amelia Gow – Owner of 6729 Bakery – the bakery with a recipe for success. 6729 is a profit for purpose bakery that offers employment opportunities to people with significant barriers. The bakery also operates a ‘school’ – working with a Registered Training Organisation to offer pre-employment programs to assist people to gain skills confidence and employ-ability skills to get into employment. During the day 20+ job seekers are here learning theory work as well as completing hands on practical training every day to gain skills. We heavily believe that ‘Confidence comes from Competence and Competence comes from Practice’
For more information on the 2018 National Employment Solutions Conference and to secure your spot, please visit www.employmentsolutions.net.au