Decoda came into KAPOW in 2019 and finished in April 2020.
While he was here he obtained his learners licence, First Aid and CPR certificate as well as his certificate III in retail.
Throughout the program, after a nervous start, Decoda became a keen contributor to classroom discussion and participated in activities outside the classroom including P.T sessions.
After finishing KAPOW, Decoda was keen to start work rather than receive a benefit.
When a position came up with “The Little Upholstery Shop” I discussed this with Decoda, His consultant Gemma says. He knew nothing about this type of work but was happy to give it a go.
The employer was impressed with Decoda’s attitude after a trial and he commenced employment as a part time Upholstery assistant.
Cheryl is his PPS consultant and has advised that he is going great and the employer is very happy with his progress. He fits in very well within their small team.
Decoda is also very pleased, he now has his own tool kit!
“Now I don’t think I am below anybody. I feel different from what I used to believe. I am treated like an equal individual and my opinions are listened to with respect and courtesy.”
“I like Key Employment because it helps you with your job seeking and career. The trainers are very helpful with all of it. It is a lot better than school and I’m looking forward to getting my career sorted.”
“This course (Training & Assessment) would be extremely difficult and complex to teach, and i thought Gerry’s manner and delivery was very helpful in such a challenging course.”
“Key is fun! The trainers are awesome. I’m keen to get a job.”
“I think they are doing a great job. They are providing for my needs and they are there to help us. It’s nice to have some support without feeling afraid; they are very reassuring. I feel looked after and respected, and they allow support, but don’t take away your dignity.”