Latest Stories & Articles Stories from IMPACT STRONGER TOGETHER: New Year, new goals By Tanya O'Shea, IMPACT Community Services Managing Director "STRONGER TOGETHER" IS A WEEKLY COLUMN WHERE TANYA EXPLORES KEY ISSUES. TODAY TANYA TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF UPSKILLING IN THE REALM OF EMPLOYMENT. Last week I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and how goals can be attained using the SMART method; specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. For some, goals might have included learning a new skill or becoming educated in a different field. Gaining employment could also be a goal for some, considering the unprecedented year that was 2020. STRONGER TOGETHER: Plan a SMART New Year's resolution At IMPACT we know life can get tough sometimes, which is why our organisation’s vision is to work with individuals to enable them to reach their full potential. We offer supports in many areas, including employment and training, and what better time to turn a new leaf than the in the New Year. We’ve done the research and we know which fields offer increased employment outcomes in Bundaberg, which is why our training organisation offers courses in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability Care and Hospitality. In as little as four months, students can be on their way to a lifelong career in a rewarding profession. Not only do our eligible participants have access to government funding, but they also get to learn from our highly experienced trainers who have a wealth of real-life knowledge in their fields. STRONGER TOGETHER: Put your wellbeing first As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we adapted our courses to offer online education, and we are carrying that on with a hybrid model of both online and in-person learning. Too often we see students leave school and struggle to step into employment opportunities. Our wrap-around services aim to support people on this journey of higher education and assist them in navigating the jobs market. We’ve been able to help hundreds of people find a new path in life, which is exactly why we do what we do. With the uncertainty of a post-COVID future still looming, what better time to enter a steady and secure career. Set yourself a goal, create achievable outcomes, and watch your life change before your eyes. You are worth it. For more information about our services contact 4153 4233 or visit our website at impact.org.au (RTO Code: 0115).