A pilot program assisting mature age Australians in South Western Sydney find sustainable employment is now underway using purpose-built ReadyTech technology.
ReadyTech has welcomed the launch of a landmark pilot program, ‘Career Skills for New Jobs’, which is designed to assist mature age Australians in South Western Sydney find sustainable employment through highly personalised job seeker support.
In collaboration with PwC, claims management service provider EML Group, candidate insights firm AbilityMap and ReadyTech behavioural science business Esher House, the $3 million Federal Government-sponsored trial will support 250 mature job seekers.
Experienced career coaches from Your Future Career and Wellbeing (part of EML Group) will provide participants with 12 weeks of tailored face-to-face support and online digital services via a customised platform developed by ReadyTech called CareerTrack.
Using CareerTrack to manage the employment journey, job seekers involved in the trial will be:
- Provided with access to career diagnostics and behavioural assessments so they can identify skills, interests, behaviours, and barriers to employment;
- Connected to further education and training to support their skills development;
- Linked to services and whole-of-person resources to support them into work.
Initially delivered from two locations in South Western Sydney, the mature aged job seekers are all recipients of the Newstart Allowance and aged 50 years or over. It is funded through the Federal Government’s $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn fund.
Read more about the Career Skills for New Jobs program here.