Realistic Employment and Career Help (REACH) program with Heta

Heta is a Not-for-Profit Organisation and approved Skills for All training provider who has been delivering quality training as well as, disability employment services to South Australians for over thirty years and more recently, specialist Indigenous services. Heta is conveniently located in Adelaide City, Morphett Vale, Smithfield, Salisbury and Golden Grove.

Heta is working in partnership with Northern Futures, The City of Onkaparinga and the North East Development Agency to deliver the Realistic Employment and Career Help (REACH) program.

The REACH program is provided for people who are living in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Adelaide and Adelaide City Regions who are unemployed, under-employed or facing redundancy. It is designed to support participants in undertaking training and career development with mentoring, aimed at enhancing the participants work readiness and ability to gain employment in their local area.

Heta’s Training and Assessment Coordinator, Diane Cocks, explained that the South Australian Government has been active in supporting people living in the Northern, Southern and Eastern Adelaide Regions through its Skills for Jobs in the Regions initiative, which funds this REACH program. This is a ‘jobs-first approach’ aimed at connecting skilled, work ready jobseekers with employers and industries. People living in these regions will have the opportunity to learn new skills, or to re-skill towards new and emerging jobs in their local area.

The REACH program will be offering training in Certificate III in Aged care, Certificate III in Home and Community Care and a Retail training course which focuses on developing customer service capability. The Certificate I in Education and Skills Development is also available for those people identified as needing to improve their language, literacy, numeracy and technology skills.

Once a participant registers for the REACH program, they will receive assistance to identify appropriate career options, to learn about employment opportunities in their local area, then undertake training and work experience and receive ongoing mentoring to support them into employment.

A vital component of the program is the engagement of the participants with a mentor who is effectively a career coach, to guide them in their learning and transition to employment. Participants are supported and advised in determining their employment ambitions and in acquiring the knowledge and skills required to pursue those ambitions.

A diverse blend of job market analysis plus training in generic employability skills and relevant technical capabilities are the keys to successful outcomes.

The grantee organisations participating with Heta as mentioned above are; Northern Futures, The City of Onkaparinga and the North East Development Agency and together they provide the comprehensive industry and community networks and broad expertise that are essential for a quality REACH program.

For further information contact Heta: 08 8212 7771 or heta@heta.com.au

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