FOR helps refugees and people seeking asylum to become work-ready by providing a range of workplace skills readiness and practical training programs and activities. Our Social Enterprise programs (hyperlink) have also been initiated to help job seekers build confidence and become work-ready by providing to get on the job training and experience. These programs include: catering, removals, property maintenance and cleaning.
The training is made up of four major components:
- Mentoring, job instruction and practical experience for asylum seekers and refugees in our social enterprises;
- Education about work rights and Australian work culture to prepare participants for a job in Australia;
- English as an Additional Language (EAL,) through vocabulary building, using words and vocabulary relevant to the training, employment and common day to day usage – as most of the people we assist have very low levels of spoken English language;
- Life and employment skills, such as resume writing, job applications, and interview techniques, that will enhance the participant’s abilities to apply for and obtain work.