Providing youth with opportunities


This quarter, Base@Belmont celebrated young people working on themselves and thanks to the YMCA, these young people are able to take the next step into their future, whether it be TAFE, apprenticeships and beyond!

Eight young people recently graduated from a Certificate II in Community Services, a course which ran from February to June, three days a week.

Students completed nine units as part of the course, including learnings on; how to communicate in the workplace, how to manage conflict, how to identify stress (particularly in a workplace) and completing a first aid course.

Amanda Hodkin, Trainer and Assessor and Youth Worker at Base@Belmont reflected how the course had such a massive and positive impact on these young people.

“Not only was this impactful for their own personal growth but it’s reignited their love for education again and set up a real pathway of where they can go in the future” she said.

Darren, a graduate from the certificate, said “This certificate helped me develop a routine and schedule, dealing with stress and managing timing. Managing school was really stressful and not a good place to be so this was good.”

Sue Young, Human Resources Advisor-Recruitment and Joy Alfred-Lyamu, Human Resources Administrator, part of YMCA WA’s People and Culture team, also added some extra skills on top of the core units, providing some information on how to write a resume and cover letter.

Since graduating, three students have been accepted into TAFE courses; Certificate IV in Nursing, Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate in Make-Up and others hoping to get an apprenticeship and employment.

Category: Youth