‘I Made It’
Mount Gambier MRC has established the ‘I Made It’ sewing enterprise program. The program enables migrant women to learn basic business skills and sewing techniques and then sell their items at markets for an income. Upon graduating from the 12-week program, participants are issued with a certificate and a sewing machine.
As part of MRC Works, the Employment Hub aims to fast track the processing of new arrivals’ qualifications and prior learning and their preparation for work experience and employment.
On-arrival employment advice and planning for trades or overseas qualification recognition.
Orientation to Work
Workplace visits to learn more about Australian work conditions, communication and levels of employment in job areas.
Housing and Property Management
Advice and information about the housing market in South Australia and what to consider when renting or buying a house, including real estate and tenancy laws, and practical advice on suburbs and property markets.
Valuable work experience in local government or with employers matching work skills and interests, as well as referees in administration and ICT, business, community services, sport and recreation, operational maintenance and horticulture.
In partnership with Lifeline Australia, the AMRC delivers DV-alert training, as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022. Accredited trainers from the AMRC support frontline workers working with establishing communities to provide information on early identification, responses and intervention as well as linkages to specialist services.
City of Unley Council Work Experience
The AMRC and the City of Unley is offering work experience on a volunteer basis to clients aged 18 to 30-years-old and/or who are currently unemployed and seeking career guidance. The program offers work experience in different administrative roles in the council business and service areas including Human Resources, Library and Museum, Depot Admin, Information Technology, Community Centres and Swimming Centre, Customer Service and Events, Community Engagement and Records. Orientation across the council departments, operations and services is provided, with an opportunity to apply for casual work with the council while on placement.
The AMRC has partnered with Spotless through the MCA Friendly Nations Project to offer pathways to cleaning or orderly jobs at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The program supports participants to connect with a Job Active provider, train on the job and conduct work experience in a local hospital. This pre- employment program aims to work collaboratively with the individual, Job Active Provider and other services to secure a job with Spotless.