MEP aims to assist clients to access employment and employment programs aimed at preparing clients for the Australian labour market. Clients must be SSA eligible, meaning they have a humanitarian background, have permanent residence status, and have been in Australia less than 5 years. The program uses a range of strategies to support clients including:
Mentoring - linking clients to someone who understands the Australian labour market and workplace and can provide direct advice and support.
Identifying potential employers and linking clients to them.
Assisting clients to access employment related training.
Support with job readiness by helping clients, either individually or through workshops, to prepare resumes; write cover letters; understand selection criteria and how to respond; learn about Australian workplace culture; job search techniques; and enhancing interview performance.
Providing free basic computer skills training – including how to look for jobs on line.