Why I come to NOVA Transition

If you’re going to spend three days per week for two years at NOVA Transition, you want it to be worthwhile, right? 

It certainly has been for the many former trainees who are now employed – read some of their stories here

For Danika, a trainee at Rockdale NOVA Transition, there are plenty of reasons to show up each day: 

‘I come to NOVA Transition because there are people who help and support me on my journey to find a job I’m interested in.

I like doing work experience at different places that relate to my job choice. I’ve done function room set-up, and retail merchandising where I set up displays and assist the staff in unpacking deliveries.

I enjoy the sessions in Transition where we talk about getting ready for the workplace and what is appropriate to wear. I have learned new skills to help me get a job.

I like going on industry visits to see what jobs are available and what people do in their job. We have been to the Apple Store in the city, Tradies, Novotel, and ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation).

With the support of my job coach and another trainee, I have learnt to travel to and from work independently.

I am overcoming my shyness and talking to people that I don’t know at work.

I like that NOVA Transition accepts my weaknesses and helps me overcome these.’

By Danika, Rockdale NOVA Transition

In 2016, NOVA Transition trained 82 young people in the nationally recognised Certificate 1 in Work Education. Since graduating: 

  • 75 of them have their first job in open employment with the same wages & conditions as other workers (including seven working full-time)
  • 7 are undertaking further education.
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