Jenna - Work placement leads to employment
After just two months in NOVA’s Blacktown Transition program, Jenna’s employment goals were to work in a library or administration. So, towards the end of the program, NOVA’s Work Placement Team started looking for work experience in this area on her behalf.
For three years now, Jenna has been employed with Blacktown Women’s Health Centre as Office Administration Assistant.
Her administration skills have been developing through a traineeship such that she now completes all sorts of tasks, including photocopying, data entry and collating brochures. She also supports the Counsellors with general admin duties.
NOVA Transition’s two-year program for year-12 school leavers helped Jenna to learn confidence and trust others. It also gave her practical skills, like presentation, budgeting, communication and work-place safety awareness. These skills amounted to Jenna’s performance at her work-experience placement being recognised by the Manager of Blacktown Women’s Health Centre, Jhan, who says, ‘Jenna’s been a real asset to the service and we’re really thrilled to have her working with us now.’
But don’t take our word for it – check out Jenna’s story in her own words in this video. See her growth from being a new trainee fresh out of school to a valued staff member employed in a long-term position that she enjoys.
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NOVA Transition accepts NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports.