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The Bundaberg teen has experienced more than her fair share of challenges over the years including an unstable family life, caring for her infant niece and facing near-homelessness all while studying and supporting herself. Through hard work, a ‘never give up’ attitude and the support of CoAct Service Partner, IMPACT Community Services her future has never look brighter.

 

Transition to Work (TtW)

In spite of facing huge obstacles, Savannah was determined to work hard to succeed and a visit to CoAct Service Partner, IMPACT Community Services helped her get on the right path.

Through the Transition to Work (TtW) program Savannah was provided with a trainer to support her one-on one. It’s a more intensive, pre-employment program to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work or education. Transition to Work and IMPACT helped Savannah gain employment with Carinbundi care service in Bundaberg after she was provided with support to complete a Certificate III in Disability – Individual Support.

IMPACT was impressed with Savannah’s positive attitude and work ethic in spite of having to move 10 times within six months whilst completing her course and working around the clock completing her study in between part-time shifts at McDonalds. Savannah says that life definitely changed for the better when she got her driving licence, completed her course and joined Carinbundi. These days she is living in a stable home and working in a job she loves, and Savannah says her IMPACT trainer, Wayne was with her every step of the way.

“Wayne was my massive support system. He understood, and he was there when I needed him.”

Hard work pays off for Savannah winning an Equity VET Student of the Year Award

Impressed by Savannah’s grit and determination, CoAct Service Partner, IMPACT nominated her for a Queensland Training Award. She won the Equity VET Student of the Year award for the North Coast region as well as being a state finalist in the 2018 Queensland Training Awards. Congratulations Savannah!

CoAct offers a range of support for job seekers aged 15-21 on your journey to employment. To find out more about Transition to Work and other youth job seeker support programs, get in touch with our friendly team today.

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