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Second Chance Employment Program

Second Chance works with its network of partners to provide tailored services that support and connect long-term job seekers with employers.

We help job seekers get job-ready through mentoring, training and development and work closely with local employers to identify exactly the types of skills and experience that they are looking for. Through this process, businesses gain access to a source of quality candidates and job seekers find meaningful, ongoing employment.

This collaborative approach delivers real and tangible benefits for individuals, our communities and our economy.

How can Second Chance assist you?

Find out how Second Chance can assist you, whether you are a long-term job seeker looking for work or an employer looking for staff. Watch the video below to learn more.

Jobs Victoria – Pana Chocolate

I am looking for work

Our Second Chance program has been specially designed to offer an alternative employment activity for people before the court. Our staff work closely with legal representatives, employers and community support services to identify job opportunities and prepare participants for those roles.

We like to make things as easy as possible for you, through understanding, guidance and support. From your first appointment, you will be engaged in activities supported by our trained and experienced staff to make you work-ready, and to help you into work.

Contact us to find out if you are eligible to participate in the Second Chance program.

Youth Crime Prevention Program

Second Chance Bendigo is a diversionary health, education and employment support program in the Greater Bendigo area designed to reduce custodial sentencing and repeat offending of young people. This program is funded by CVGT and the Department of Justice and Regulation’s Community Crime Prevention Unit to help young people achieve education or employment goals.

Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria is a Victorian State Government program providing tailored services to support and connect job seekers and employers. Second Chance works with marginalised job seekers through meaningful employment and education opportunities. As a Jobs Victoria partner, CVGT’s programs under the Jobs Victoria banner include Second Chance (Bendigo) and Second Chance Young Stars (Box Hill and Dandenong).

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