The cars are shining, and pistons are firing for four Logan locals, ready to hit the road on their latest employment journeys.
Earlier this month, Elijah, Dallas, Martyn and Jeremy all successfully completed a Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation.
The five-week course, preceded by a one-week pre-employment skills course, was completed through Multilink. Multilink is an organisation that provides various community services. They focus on migrant, culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Over the six weeks, the four men engaged in several theory and practical components, such as basic oil changes, battery handling, tyre changing, and car detailing. The graduates stated that they enjoyed their course, Martyn saying that he had specifically liked working on the cars.
Looking back in the rearview mirror, it’s clear the boys have come a long way from where they first started. Elijah and Dallas have since gone on to secure interviews, and Jeremy and Martyn have both started work experience. It’s been an eventful and jam-packed few weeks for the guys, but EPIC Assist has been with them every step of the way.
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in helping people with a disability, injury, mental health condition, or health condition find and maintain meaningful employment.
EPIC Assist provided wrap-around support, backing up both the participants and trainers. They have also helped the men obtain white cards and assisted with transport. On top of this, EPIC provided additional support when it was needed.
With the course done and dusted, EPIC will continue to provide support to the four participants, both in and out of the workplace. Next up for the four men is to complete their driver licenses.
They are not the only successful graduates who have come from Multilink. Kelvin recently graduated with a Certificate II in Supply Chain Operations. This certificate makes him qualified for roles such as an inventory clerk, warehouse operator, or yard person.
His skills have not gone unnoticed, with Kelvin sliding straight out of the course into employment. Once again, EPIC was there to support him and help him find meaningful work.
If you are looking for help finding, preparing, or maintaining meaningful work, contact EPIC Assist today.