Illawarra job seekers turn to Youth Jobs PaTH internship program

RIGHT PATH: Tayla Hall has got an administration role with Wollongong training organisation Fusion through a new Youth Jobs PaTH internship program.
RIGHT PATH: Tayla Hall has got an administration role with Wollongong training organisation Fusion through a new Youth Jobs PaTH internship program.

Tayla Hall is a shining example of a new Youth Jobs PaTH internship program, which allows young people to gain work experience and prove one’s worth to an employer.

Backed by a strong work ethic and a passion for administration, the 18-year-old recently signed up to the PaTH program through job active agency MBC Employment, which provided a six-week work placement with Wollongong training organisation Fusion Education Group.

The former Corrimal High School student has swapped previous roles in the fast food industry for a fast-paced administration role at Fusion.

‘’I’ve been working hard in casual roles for around five years, but was looking for something more challenging and permanent,’’ Tayla said.

“I proved to MBC that I was a hard worker, and they helped to organise an interview with Fusion.

‘’I did my best and impressed Fusion, who has taken me on in a traineeship role (Certificate II in Business) as an administration assistant.’’

The role of the PaTH internship is to place a young person aged 17-24 into a work environment for between four to 12 weeks, with the aim of securing employment.

Internships (up to 25 hours per week) are unpaid by the business and participants receive an extra $200 a fortnight on top of their income support payment, paid by the Department of Human Services.

Details at www.jobsearch.gov.au