The True Steel programme at the Hope Centre – Illawarra Food Hub focuses on under thirties who are affected by long term unemployment or have never been employed. This is often connected to areas where intergenerational unemployment is a massive issue. 76% of students have come from some of the most disadvantaged suburbs in Australia. True Steel targets a gap in the market where training offered is sensitive to participant needs, presently 82% of participants have secured employment or are pursuing further education through University of Wollongong Australia or with other Registered Training Organisations with the help of Federal Government funding making this possible. With the assistance of Kiama College a Cert II in Hospitality is also able to be achieved.
Course begins October 10 running Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 9am-3:30pm and Friday’s 9am-4pm.