ParentsNext program makes returning to work affordable for Melissa

Single mum Melissa joined the CVGT Employment ParentsNext program looking for support to “find a job that I am passionate about.”

Returning to work after being a stay-at-home parent  

Melissa’s youngest child had just started school and like so many parents of school aged children she needed job flexibility.  

Together, Melissa and her ParentsNext Transition Support Coach Skye explored potential career options. They soon found the perfect fit, entering Melissa into a Certificate IV in Disability and Aged Care.  

Getting financial help to study  

“We paid for Melissa’s course fee’s and purchased her a laptop to complete her course work at home,” said Skye, CVGT Employment Transition Support Coach.  

“I would not have been able to afford the tuition fees or laptop on my own,” said ParentsNext participant Melissa.  

Helping our participants financially, particularly when they’re a struggling single parent, is so important on their path to gaining qualifications.
CVGT Employment Transition Support Coach

“To complete her course, Melissa needed to do work placement, so we also purchased fuel vouchers for her to ease the financial burden.”  

How CVGT Employment helped single Mum to return to work  

“Working with CVGT Employment allowed me to gain the confidence to return to the workforce,” said ParentsNext participant Melissa.  

They supported me financially and made it possible for me to return to work.
ParentsNext participant  

“Thanks to the ParentsNext team I can now see the benefits of working in the long run for me and my children. 

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without Skye and the support I have received from the CVGT Employment ParentsNext program.” 

Connect to the CVGT Employment ParentsNext Program

Our ParentsNext service is available to parents returning to the workforce in metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria’s Goulburn Murray region, including Echuca, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga. Find a branch near you. 
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