Brayden

Brayden - Award-wage employment for Brayden Another young man now in employment through NOVA Transition Richmond is Brayden. After trialing a number of industries, Brayden gained work experience in the laundry of a local nursing home. This job suited him well as he likes order in his life and enjoyed working with the other staff. They enjoyed him being there as well and could see he was trying his hardest, improving his skills and also learning new ones.Brayden’s work experience evolved into paid employment ...
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Branden

Branden - Confidence the key Before Branden started at NOVA Transition at Campbelltown, he had trouble leaving his home and making friends. But after attending the two-year program for school leavers with a disability, he now has no trouble with either.After completing three different work placements at local tyre fitters, Branden and his NOVA work-placement team decided that his limited dexterity made a job match difficult in the auto industry. His love of the outdoors and interest in hands-on work pointed ...
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Harry

Harry - Local work that's right up Harry's alley 'Mum and I didn't think I'd get a job straight away after school so I decided to see if Springwood NOVA Transition could help me prepare. It certainly did!' said Harry. The two-year program helped him:improve his computer skillsdress appropriately for workimprove his handshake and general communicationbelieve in himself.Towards the end of the program, Harry was confident he could get a job.Harry found Transition staff were generous and friendly. They really cared about him ...
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Nick

Nick - Slipping smoothly into the workforce To begin with, Nick was reluctant to come to NOVA Transition after finishing at Kogarah High School. But, with encouragement, he came – and he’s glad he did: by the end of his first year, he was ready to start looking for a job. A work experience position on the loading dock at Big W Rockdale turned into paid casual employment in 2015. Then, in 2016, Nick started work as a yard hand and car detailer at Stewart Toyota, ...
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Anthony

Anthony - Getting serious about work With a full-time traineeship in horticulture working with a crew that he loves, no wonder Anthony is happy to be serious about work! At Rookwood Cemetery, Anthony digs, plants, weeds, waters and mows. He’s learning about rotary hoes and excavators, and his supervisor, Gary, has plans for him to learn more and more as his experience grows in the years to come. This planning for Anthony’s future makes him feel good – he knows ...
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Mason

Mason - In the worker's club now When Mason was offered a job, he was so excited that he forgot to ask the details of when he’d start and what to wear. He works at the Lithgow Worker’s Club in the motel, where he strips down rooms and makes them up. ‘I have some money now, so if I need something I can work for it,’ he said. ‘And it gets me out of the house!’.His mum, Karen, remembered the ...
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