Mai-Wel Transition to Work collaboration working for Maitland's youth


What do you get when you mix Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work (TtW) with an amazing local employer, a registered training provider and an apprentice and trainee support organisation?
Fantastic employment results for local youth!


Mai-Wel TtW has partnered with local employer, Kerrie Ditz from Advanced School of Beauty, David Montgomery from Stride Learning and Dilah Piggott from ApprenticeshipSupport Australia to open doors for local youth looking to kick start their career with an apprenticeship or traineeship.  

“I am blessed to be a part of this partnership,” says Brent, a local TtW jobseeker who has just started his career with a traineeship in business administration at Advanced School of Beauty.

“I started with a 2 week work experience placement and it has led to a traineeship, this is a great chance to get qualified and learn how a business like this operates.”

Kerrie Ditz is just as happy with the outcome.

“Brent is fantastic, he really earnt his place during work experience and has brought a wide range of skills to the business. I get great satisfaction in providing opportunities to the youth in Maitland and watching them develop and grow,” says Kerrie.

David Montgomery from Stride Learning can also see the value in the collaboration.

“Stride Learning is committed to working with Mai-Wel TtW and local business to continue to provide these opportunities, when you get a group like this together it can only result in success,” says David.

Matt Newcombe, Manager of Mai-Wel’s TtW is optimistic that Brent’s career will benefit from the collaboration.  

“Collaborations like this open doors for young people but it’s up to them to walk through, Brent has done just that, in fact he ran through it. It’s this type of enthusiasm that is attractive to employers like Kerrie and will serve Brent well in building his future.”

Apprenticeship Support Australia and Mai-Wel TtW’s Post Placement Support Mentor, Sarah will support Brent and Kerrie for at least 6 months into the traineeship while Stride Learning will provide ongoing tutoring and learning support throughout the duration of the traineeship.

For more information about Mai-Wel’s Transition to Work and to become part of a success story like this, call (02) 4015 8400.

Image caption: Sarah, Mai-Wel's Post Placement Support Mentor, David of Stride Learning, Dilah of Apprenticeship Support Australia and Kerrie of Advanced School of Beauty are eager to work with Brent, TtW jobseeker, in his traineeship.

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