Skill Hire pathway coach Aaron and CDP participant Cyril

How a Pathway Coach helped a dream come true

The role of a pathway coach

Currently the role includes daily Government data base updates, appointments with jobseekers, assessment of the barriers and needs of our CDP participants. To build a solid pathway to employment for our job seekers pathway coaches listen to our clients to understand the challenges they face and address the barriers then assist to the best of their abilities to move forward.

Traits needed to be a pathway coach

In the words of our pathway coach Aaron, never give up, there is always another way, be tenacious, think outside the box and share best practice.

How can a pathway coach help a CDP participant to achieve a dream?

When a CDP participant on our case load has greater aspirations assistance can be given in a variety of ways, including:

  • further education
  • ticketing and licensing
  • Identification assistance
  • sourcing employment
  • calling and emailing employers
  • organising interview times
  • interview preparation (going through likely asked questions)
  • resume building
  • confidence building
  • activities focusing on employability skills & motivation
  • enhance independence.

How did our pathway coach Aaron help a dream come true?

With 10 years’ experience in the role, Aaron always has the desire to see his participants better their circumstances. His knowledge of local and distant labour markets gave him the resources to be able to search for employment pathways.

Cyril was in the same Mimili community working at the shop when he approached Aaron in regards to his dream. Aaron was able to place Cyril into the CDP case load as voluntary as he was working, so he could provide assistance.

Although Cyril was working in a general storeman role he had a passion which inspired Aaron, because one of Aaron’s greatest desires is to see people follow their life goals and help them succeed.

Aaron, in his role as pathway coach provided the resources to access the internet and cold call employers, look for apprenticeships and other agencies to gain access into the pastoral industries.

Aaron saw Cyril’s passion to improve his situation, a desire to follow his dreams, a drive to better his community through enterprise, but most of all he witnessed a young man who needed a hand to achieve something he was more than capable of, but just didn’t have access to resources or knowledge of how to achieve it.

Aaron believes that the CDP Programme enabled Cyril to build confidence in his abilities, turn up on time for interview phone calls, meet with him to call a station to organise travel, logistics and materials needed like a swag, hat, saddles etc. Cyril learned time management during involvement with the CDP Programme to be dependable and make his dream come true.

  • The year 11 and 12 students have loved the three day course in the Trade Centre.

    Busselton Senior High School
  • To the entire Skill Hire team
    Thank you so very much for getting me out of a hard place and into a new chapter of my life! Many thanks for your time, effort and patience. It certainly wont be forgotten ...

    Apprentice Chef
  • Students from Kalamunda participated in the Try-A-Trade at Skill Hire. They were excited to have the opportunity to experience a work place where they were supported to gain knowledge as well as work in a collegiate atmosphere. It was a great learning experience.

    Senior High School
  • Skill Hire trainers create an excellent relationship with all students thus making the three days enjoyable for all participants

    Busselton Senior High School
  • Students have learnt skills such as setting out, mixing mud, leveling, working in teams, communications and producing a sound product at the end (letter box).

    Busselton Senior High School
  • All students enjoyed their time at Skill Hire very much. Students were excited to see the end result, but were just as excited to demolish it!

    (These students recently took part in a three day Try-A-Trade course at Skill Hire, funded by the Construction Training Fund)

    Sue Martin
    Kalamunda Secondary Education Support
  • Working with Skill Hire was an absolute joy! Our students enjoyed an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and develop skills that supported their career aspirations. Trainer, Wayne Sutherland managed a full team of 15 students with ease and aplomb! The opportunity to engage with on-site works meant that our students have now had a real experience of these trades and feel more confident in their ability to succeed. A few students are keen to continue their trade studies with Skillhire and we wish them all the very best. Thankyou so much for the opportunity to take part in Try-A-Trade and SOP

    Vanessa Buemi
    Cyril Jackson Senior High School
  • The SOP delivered by Skill Hire has been exceptional.

    Busselton Senior High School
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