Beyond securing employment, the program aims to provide lifelong skills to equip participants in finding, applying and maintaining employment such as
Participants seeking to develop their skills and confidence to speak in public, to work in the audio or visual media industry get experience through iCare’s online community radio station, Down Under Radio. Participants gain experience in various skills and techniques that enable them to:
Participants assist with the sorting of charity goods and donated items to be distributed to beneficiaries. Activities may include:
Participants may choose to work on social media and marketing skills. These include:
The aim of life and people skills training is to build people’s confidence to work in a team, follow instructions, and work under supervision, in order to assist them to find appropriate training and employment opportunities. Participants assist in planning, designing and carryout simple tasks such as creating gift cards, knitting, jewelry making and other art and craft activities from new and recycled products. These items are packaged for donation to organisations such as the Children’s Ward at Westmead Hospital, Homeless and Women’s Shelters and other similar charitable causes.
The participants of this program gain the following skills: