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!
“I like KAPOW cause the trainers are bloody great and helpful. Looking forward to getting 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.”
“Before becoming a client of Key Employment I had tried to get a job part time. My friends were all getting jobs, but I wasn’t able to get one. I also found trying to apply for jobs on the internet hard because I am dyslexic. Thanks to Key Employment I am now employed as a kitchen hand.”
“I like KAPOW a lot because it’s good to learn new things and gain knowledge. It’s also good because you make friends with the trainers and other kids.”
“Key Employment has changed my life by getting me a job and helping me start my career. They check on my progress regularly and are always there to offer support if I need it.”