Testimonials

We have helped 700 people to become job ready or return to education

Welcome to the Jobs Victoria Work and Learning Centre Ballarat, where we know that every person’s journey towards employment will be different. (Note names have been removed to protect client privacy)

Working in Hospitality Client

The way I learned how to apply for jobs in such a different way has opened up many options for me. My attack plan to gain employment has been changed for the better. 

Work Ready Client

Tomorrow I have all day by myself in the shop so I must be doing something right. Thankyou again for all your help you gave me. You do a wonderful job. 

Make it Work Client

I didn’t expect it to be so much fun! I thought it would be boring. It was really fun finding out how the brain works - a surprising experience. I am certainly going to recommend this course to others especially my mum. 

Work Ready Client

Another friend made me realise that I can change my life by chasing my dreams.She introduced me to Jan and that sent me on a path of self-discovery. 

Work Ready Client

I realised that my perspective on the world had been very limited and I had been "cocooned in a little shell which had limited my experiences and having to move into a whole new world was quite frightening." I am now "really enjoying moving forward and no longer feels stuck and in a rut". 

Student Placement

While studying Community and Human Services at Federation University, I have attended placement with the lovely Katie within the 'Our Kitchen' social enterprise at the BNC. It has been a pleasure to see the participants of the program build in confidence, and gain a new hope for their future. The staff have been very friendly and supportive of my own educational journey towards working in the human services. Thankyou to everyone at the BNC! (Jess)

and Our Partners think we are great too!

Sam Headspace - Empower Youth Program

I couldn’t be happier with each of their [the participants] progress and your service and support. It is a real credit to you and the Work and Learning Centre Ballarat...I do not really know of any other program that is as good as this in terms of time commitment and practicality of activities that are being carried out. 

Ann Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council

The BNC holistic practice comprehends stresses for people who are not familiar with the Australian workforce expectations about recruitment processes, language, culture or norms. The Work and Learning Advisor facilitates the client working toward employment and once secured, supports that individual to ensure the best chance of sustained employment. 

Beth Ballarat Community Health

Thanks for all your wonderful work, connection and support of our MAC Participants over this year (and all the years). We are so lucky to be in partnership with your lovely self. All our participants comment on how approachable you are, how helpful, how down to earth, genuine, caring and just lovely! So THANK YOU!

 

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