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A new direction

Man in black suit against brick wall

Jason had been unemployed for a long time. He felt directionless and was at the point where he rarely left his house.

Things began to change after he enrolled in a Step Up To Work program at Bridge Darebin Neighbourhood House. This program gave Jason new skills in technology and helped to prepare him for the world of work.

‘The Step Up To Work program gave me greater self-confidence and self-esteem, which were significant issues for me.”

Jason also honed his internet skills and learnt how to write a resumes and present well in job interviews.

Being a fast learner, Jason always made himself available to help others. Then came the surprise element, he realised he was a really good teacher. People sought out his help, both inside and outside the classroom.

Jason is now a teachers aide and is set upon enrolling in the Certificate III in Education Support.