Thanks to Johnson & Johnson's generous volunteers, young people from Claymore are learning essential job skills – that they'll use for their future career path.
For kids living in Claymore, New South Wales, where the unemployment rate is more than five times the national average, these essential job-seeking skills may be out of reach.
In July 2016, staff from Johnson & Johnson Australia volunteered their time and run a one-day workshop with the Claymore Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a group of six young leaders living in Claymore.
The Johnson & Johnson volunteers worked both in groups and one-on-one with the participants, concentrating on interview skills and resume writing. Their aim was to give the young people valuable information that will help them as they start planning their careers.
"It was extremely beneficial as we were all given individual advice" said one participant. "I really appreciated the input and help from the Johnson & Johnson team."
Save the Children established the YAC in 2014, employing six young people aged between 14-17 who meet every week to discuss, plan and implement activities for young people in their community. The YAC have since become known as a group of young people that can add a youth presence and perspective to other community activities, meaning more young people are participating in community events and becoming empowered to create positive changes.
And for the volunteers from Johnson & Johnson, this is just the beginning. They're already planning more workshops to continue building the young people's skill sets, like Microsoft Office skill development.
Johnson & Johnson have been working with Save the Children internationally for more than 20 years to create brighter futures for children living in the world's toughest places.
Thank you, Johnson & Johnson!