Projects

CEAV Career Counselling Australia (CCCA) has delivered several large projects within community that have been very successful in helping individuals gain the skills needed to become work ready, gain employment or move into further education and training.

Community Revitalisation Project (CRP)– The City of Greater Dandenong and Hume
The aim of the Project was to address the skill shortage in these two councils and the high unemployment rate to determine the impact of structured career interventions on employment outcomes.

CRP Dandenong
CCCA used the Employment Readiness Scale ™ (ERS) in the project, a proven, research-based tool that through this project has been shown to improve clients  employability scores across 9 key variables by on average by 41%, with results as high as a 50% conversion rate to employment.

In the City of Greater Dandenong 80 participants consistently engaged in one to one career guidance. From these clients 50% gained employment, 6 % went onto further education and training, 7% went into volunteering to gain experience or to help them decide on a career or build networks, 36% were receiving further career guidance to move towards their career goals.

Improvements achieved in work readiness from the Dandenong project are outlined below:
Employability Factors

  • 32% Improvement in Career Decision Making               
  • 21% Improvement in Skills Enhancement
  • 21% Improvement in Job Search
  • 25% Improvement in Ongoing Career Management

Soft Skills

  • 17% Improvement in Self-Efficacy
  •   9% Improvement in Outcome Expectancy
  • 28% Improvement in Social Supports
  • 17% Improvement in Work History
  • 14% Improvement in Job Maintenance

CRP Hume
CCCA used the Employment Readiness Scale ™ (ERS) in the project, a proven, research-based tool that through this project has been shown to improve clients  employability scores across 9 key variables by on average by 62%, with results as high as a 50% conversion rate to employment.

Improvements achieved in work readiness from the Hume project are outlined below:
Employability Factors

  • 28% Improvement in Career Decision Making               
  •   8% Improvement in Skills Enhancement
  • 32% Improvement in Job Search
  • 34% Improvement in Ongoing Career Management

Soft Skills

  • 18% Improvement in Self-Efficacy
  • 11% Improvement in Outcome Expectancy
  • 37% Improvement in Social Supports
  • 25% Improvement in Work History
  • 15% Improvement in Job Maintenance

 

Work Readiness Trial Program – Moonee Valley City Council
The aim of the Employment Readiness Scale ™(ERS) trials at Moonee Valley City Council, Flemington Works was to identify the levels of Work Readiness with a group of 10 young people, create work readiness programs to meet the needs of the young people in the program and assess the effectiveness of targeted interventions against the needs of the young people.

CCCA used the Employment Readiness Scale ™ (ERS) in the project, a proven, research-based tool that through this project has been shown to improve clients  employability scores across 9 key variables by on average by 59%, with results as high as a 50% conversion rate to employment.

Employability Factors

  • 31% Improvement in Career Decision Making               
  • 11% Improvement in Skills Enhancement
  • 12% Improvement in Job Search
  •   3% Improvement in Ongoing Career Management

Soft Skills

  • 14% Improvement in Self-Efficacy
  • 10% Improvement in Outcome Expectancy
  • 47% Improvement in Social Supports
  • 31% Improvement in Work History
  •   2% Improvement in Job Maintenance

NDIS – Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Project – Supporting post-school pathways for young people living with disability

 
The program was named Building Ability Through Career Management (BACM) and aimed to support post-school pathways for young people living with disability. This was achieved by improving the participation in and benefit from the same community activities as everyone else and giving them the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights.

Overall the project aim was to build capacity in young people living with disability, and those closely working with them, such as parents, care givers, teachers, career practitioners, community and NDIS staff and to improve community awareness of post-school pathway options available to young people living with disability.

This was achieved through Parent information Sessions and resources, Training for disability professionals and Building work readiness skills in young people with disability.

As a result of the project we have developed the following resources which can be found in the BACM Resources Page :

  • Parent and Carer Resource Pack:
    • Resources overview
    • Parent PowerPoint presentation
    • Fast fact sheets
      • Preparing for Work
      • Before you start work
      • Where are the jobs now?
      • Preparing to start work
      • Where will the jobs be in 2023
      • Entering the job market
      • Getting started with the NDIS
      • Useful websites
    • Other Parent resources
      • 10 things you love to do
      • Top 5 actions for parents and carers
  • Professional resources:
    • the Career Planning for young people with disabilities, a collection of case studies that demonstrates young peoples experiences and strategies to support them in their personal career planning and management. 
    • Building Ability Through Career Management (BACM) Video Clips

These resources can be accessed under the Career Resources menu or by clicking on the links above for each resource.