Single-parent Jordan finds flexibility and financial freedom

For Jordan, being an unemployed single mum of two boys came with many financial challenges –paying bills, rent and putting food on the table. However, she was determined to return to work to improve her family income, she just needed some support to get there.

Jordan joined the CVGT Employment ParentsNext program in October 2022.

When we met, she was “feeling a bit down and defeated. She wanted to work but wasn’t in a financial position to pay for courses or tickets to upskill,” Nilda Mandanici, Transition Support Coach for CVGT Employment ParentsNext program.

“My role is to help participants achieve their goals.

“Together we mapped out short and long-term goals, explored short courses and employment opportunities.

“We paid for Jordan to complete a traffic management course, white card, first aid certificate. We also purchased her work-related clothing.”

Motivated, with a renewed confidence she applied for a position with a large traffic management company in Melbourne. It wasn’t long before she was offered a casual position.

“Working casually has been the perfect fit. Jordan has the flexibility now to work when she can and still be a Mum to her boys. The extra income has also been a huge help!”  

The ParentsNext program helped me organise and pay for all my traffic management tickets. It also really helped me gain the confidence and motivation to find work.
ParentsNext participant

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