Multicultural Youth (MY) Step into Work
MY (Multicultural Youth) Step into Work is funded by the Scanlon Foundation and offers work experience opportunities, career advice, and training that support young people to develop skills in their chosen career.
MY Step into Work increases practical workplace knowledge, skills and abilities of participant aged 17-25 years, building work readiness through strengthening networks, work experience and personal employment pathway planning.
Local businesses are invited to participate in MY Step into Work, offering participants two weeks of work experience during July 6th – 21st 2019. As a business participant you will also be invited to attend the MY Step Into Work networking event and participant graduation in September, 2019.
Last year MY Step Into Work supported 11 participants in work placement across 7 businesses.
“Our customers loved being welcomed by Kwot’s smiling face and our workers appreciated that we, as a business, were helping his transition into work. The cultural exchange of having Kwot in our workplace was an unexpected bonus which formed friendships and enriched our workplace as a whole.” – Resource Work Cooperative
To express interest in becoming a participating business, please contact Jal or Sally via the online contact form or call Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania on 03 6221 0999.
Youth Drop-in employment support – Wednesdays 3pm-5:30pm
This weekly service supports young people with resume building, job search skills and advice that supports them enter the job market. Our team of trained volunteer and youth workers offer advice and guidance. Just drop in – no appointment needed.
Your rights in the workplace
Migrant workers and visa holders have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman can give you information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations.
Their website has information translated into different languages and a Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) where you can calculate pay rates, shift calculations, leave, and notice and redundancy entitlements. Keep track of the number of hours you’ve worked with their Record my hours app, available in multiple languages.
There is also a help for Visa holders and migrants page, with information about pay and conditions for visa holders, and about the types of visa protections that can apply for employees who work with the Fair Work Ombudsman as part of an investigation process.