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Work for the Dole

Youth Futures - Work for the Dole

Youth Futures hosts Social Enterprise based Work for the Dole activities. The program is hosted over a number of sites which provide real and simulated workplace environments allowing participants to learn and experience a range of transferrable soft and hard skills. Our program is aimed at people experiencing barriers to employment and allow for them to develop work skills in a supportive environment. There are also often opportunities for short term casual and seasonal work in real workplaces.

Construction/Manufacturing - At time participants will have access to opportunities to learn valuable construction and manufacturing skills. This may at times involve work on The Castle. The Castle is a 'cottage industry' where participants would be involved in building/manufacturing self-contained micro houses whilst gaining skills and accredited training in Construction/Manufacturing Cert I and II units.

Rural Skills - A significant focus of the program revolves around developing rural skills; often within the working vineyard at Entally Estate (near Hadspen), but also on other sites. Youth Futures has a range of vehicles and machinery (such as Quad Bike, Ride-on-Mower, Tractor, spraying equipment, etc) and involves support of the running of the vineyard. Whilst participating learners get to train towards a range of accredited Cert I and II Rural Skills, Agrifood, Horticulture and Wine Industry units. There is also opportunity to get some paid seasonal work as part of the program.

All-in-one - In the past Youth Futures has run the above as 2 specific and individual programs. However we have now rolled these into one program offering both Construction/Manufacturing and Rural Skills. At times there may opportunity to choose between available activities; at other time participants will be assigned tasks and roles.

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