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Testimonials

Job Seekers

"My name is Christian I am a 16 year old student at Greenwood College. I find it almost impossible to read and write no matter how hard I try. I was very worried about getting a job. Linda from my school told me about BIZLINK, they came to my school and my house to see me and were really nice and helpful. I now have a School Based Traineeship and am very happy I really like the work and my boss. Without BIZLINK I would not have a traineeship and would have to be at school where I struggle to do the work every day. I am really pleased and thankful that BIZLINK have helped me so much." Christian


"I remember my first day, my first appointment with you, how scared and dejected I was...You were very welcoming, non-judgemental and put me at ease straight away. You looked at me as though I was a human being and you listened...The flexibility I had with our appointments helped in a huge way... You gave me tools to help me deal with events and life in general, you showed me how powerful the mind is and that I'm in charge...I now love my life again, and look forward to every day and every precious experience that comes my way." Naomi

Schools

Greenwood College"BIZLINK are a very professional and committed organisation and without their help with our more challenged students we would struggle. They provide a quality service to our students with disabilities and barriers to succeed in the workplace. I have worked with them since 2006...Over this time they have had many success stories with our students and we are indebted to them as they have given many of these students a terrific start to their working lives. BIZLINK have developed Work Ready (TASTE) programs for our students particularly with our Intensive English Centre students...The staff at BIZLINK are friendly and dedicated and a pleasure to work with. I cannot speak too highly of them" Greg Bowdell, Manager of VET

“BIZLINK has provided an excellent service to our school since 2006. The service provided is second to none. The BIZLINK staff are enthusiastic, supportive and caring and always have a positive attitude. BIZLINK have provided many opportunities for our students including School Based Traineeships, paid work and work readiness courses.

The staff at BIZLINK are wonderful they provide a professional quality service to our students with disabilities and challenges. The parents of our students who have dealings with the staff from BIZLINK are always impressed with their commitment to supporting their child and the opportunities they provide.

We at Greenwood consider ourselves most fortunate to have BIZLINK supporting our students and their families and providing a service that is desperately needed but is impossible for us to provide. I would not hesitate to recommend BIZLINK to students, parents and other schools.” Linda Tulip, Special Needs Education Assistant


BelridgeThe students have thoroughly enjoyed the TASTE program and have learned some excellent skills in the process. They are highly enthusiastic about applying for jobs and are feeling more confident. Students enjoyed being in a mixed student group and going off site to various excursions and meeting new people. Being collected each week and being off campus is a good way for the students to develop responsibility and independence.

The great organising and follow up you offer has been of benefit to our students and your course is an excellent part of our school program now as well. We feel very confident to send the students to your program knowing they are in good hands and will be able to use the skills in a practical and professional manner. Thank you for including our school in your program and we look forward to being a part of future endeavours” Jenny Winston, VET Coordinator

Community

City of Joondalup"In 2011 the City of Joondalup was proud to partner with BIZLINK in the delivery of a new Transition Assistance School to Employment (TASTE) program, providing start-up financial support for the then pilot project through the City’s Community Funding Program.

The TASTE program is a fantastic initiative which addresses a real gap in the provision of support services available to local young people who experience higher than average barriers to employment as a result of disability or culturally linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

The TASTE program has successfully:

  • Increased access, social inclusion and integration of a culturally diverse group of students
  • Increased potential for students with significant barriers to transition from school to employment
  • Increased awareness of employment options for people with disabilities
  • Increased students understanding of employer needs and the importance of adopting an appropriate attitude in the workplace
  • Up skilled students in areas such as interview techniques and employer research
  • Provided one on one coaching and mentoring
  • Enabled community participation for marginalised clients; and
  • Increased student awareness of realistic goal setting and workplace expectations

Working with BIZLINK has been a pleasure, and I look forward to continuing our partnership into the future.” Elizabeth white, Community Development Officer

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