YFCC has been successful in securing funding through the Tasmanian Community Fund to deliver a new YFCC program, Fit For Work, in the Devonport region.

The program will work with local Job Services agencies to identify young jobseekers (aged between 16 and 25 years) who need additional supports to enter the workforce. A full time project worker will work intensively with participants for 6 to 12 months to address health and wellbeing issues, build relationships and social connections and participate in soft employment skills training. The program aims to support participants to rebuild their health, confidence and lost social capital, so they are more likely to break the cycle of welfare dependency.

Karina Cowling, our current Community Voices Project Worker, will be moving into the new role of Fit For Work Project Worker.

If you would like further information on the Fit For Work Program, please call Karina on (03) 6423 6635 or Graham on 0499 101 313.