Facing Barriers to Employment

Leighanna and OCTEC career consultant at Leighanna's place of employment (McDonalds)

Lakehaven (Central Coast – 13 December 2017

When Leighanna was referred to OCTEC she was facing a number of barriers to employment but she also had a number of goals.

Leighanna wanted the independence of having her drivers licence, a qualification and to break the cycle of long term unemployment.

Octec consultant, Tara Dibben worked with Leighanna to build a relationship based on trust and co-operation. They drew up a to-do list and started working towards ticking off Leighanna’s goals.

Leighanna has obtained her provisional drivers licence. OCTEC paid for driving lessons and the Safer Drivers Course with PCYC.

With the first goal ticked off Leighanna and Tara turned their attention to gaining a qualification. With hard work and determination Leighanna was able to obtain a Certificate III in Retail. As a result of obtaining her certificate, Leighanna gained a position with McDonald’s in Wyong.

Leighanna has been in her job for almost 6 months and has achieved each of the goals she set herself. OCTEC are extremely proud of her determination and work ethic!

If you are facing barriers to employment we would love to chat with you. We look forward to helping you reach your goals.

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