Work readiness program for migrant women open

Work readiness program for migrant women open

Get Work Ready, a new program between Integreat Queensland and Gladstone Engineering Alliance, is set to help migrant women in the Gladstone Region overcome barriers to employment.

“Migrant women, even with qualifications from their country, face barriers to employment,” Integreat Queensland General Manger Julie Pettett said.

“Some of the reasons for the barriers include confidence in their ability to apply and interview for a job due to English being their second language, including understanding the Australian work context in terms of HR, work practices, and forms of communication.”

Ms Pettett said the Get Ready Work Program, funded by the Federal Government’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, offers real meaningful life experiences for participants.

“During the 12-week training program they participate in English intermediate classes, training

sessions with professionals, exploring their career choices and interests, writing resumes, sitting an

interview, and communicating in a work context,” she said.

“Once the training program has been completed, they then participate in a 12-week work placement

matched to their skills facilitated by GEA.

“Integreat Queensland and GEA are working together to ensure the participants have a meaningful work experience to find suitable and rewarding jobs and increase diversity in the workplace.”

A not-for-profit organisation, Integreat Queensland offers community-based programs to open opportunities for everyone to get involved, feel welcome, learn new things, and contribute to a strong, thriving local community.

If you would like to register for the Get Work Ready Program, please email bernadette@integreatqld.org.au or phone 4903 1931.