Khyara finds confidence through Workforce Australia – Transition to Work Youth Mentorship

Workforce Australia – Transition to Work helps young people aged 15 to 24 finish education and make a start in their career. When you join the program, you get practical support, guidance, and work experience opportunities to prepare you to launch a career.  

Our youth mentors connect you with a range of services and provide you with support to make it easier for you to stay in work or training.
Debra, CVGT Employment Transition to Work Manager

Khyara’s joins the Transition to Work program

A great example of the success that can be achieved through accessing a Transition to Work youth mentor is Khyara.

Khyara is 19 and her story will be familiar to many young people who are starting work for the first time.  In March 2023, she volunteered for the CVGT Employment Transition to Work program looking for support and guidance.

Khyara is all smiles at her new job.

Building the confidence to start work

Youth Employment Mentor Helene, found the perfect way to address Khyara’s anxiety about working for the first time, enrolling her in confidence building workshops.

We had open and honest conversations about learning pathways and career options. As it is with all our participants, I wanted Khyara to find something she enjoys.
CVGT Employment, Transition to Work Youth Mentor

Finding your first job

After exploring her options, Khyara made the decision to pursue employment in retail. Mentor Helene accessed funding to purchase her work clothing and employment training.

In November, with Helene’s support, Khyara started full time employment at Godfrey’s Wangaratta as a retail assistant.

It’s great! I’m loving it.
Workforce Australia – Transition to Work participant

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