Many skilled migrants find it difficult to find jobs in their field in Australia. Australia has thus launched a new program to help skilled migrants find work. The new program has been developed by Ignite Potential, a Not-For-Profit Organization.
Bob Birrell recently released a report about the Skilled Migration Program of Australia. The report states that many occupations on the SOL are in oversupply, eg. Engineering and Accounting. Such migrants often struggle to find professional work.
Career experts also say that migrants often struggle to find work as they are unaware of the job market. They also lack the cultural competence to integrate into the Australian work culture.
The new program named “Onboarding and Mentoring” aims at helping skilled migrants find jobs.
Sulal Mathai, Founder of Ignite Potential, said that migrants often struggle to find jobs. In their desperation, they often give up the hope of finding work in their own field. They resort to doing odd jobs despite their qualifications, as quoted by SBS News.
Ignite Potential identified the gaps in the supported services that are provided to new immigrants. The new program will help immigrants induct into the Australian way of living. The program will also help them find relevant jobs. It will also train immigrants on cultural competence.
The new program will be conducted in the form of training, workshops and mentorships. It will be available to all skilled immigrants. Some aspects of this new program will also be made available to foreign students.
The program will be available free of cost to skilled migrants arriving in Darwin in2019. Mr Mathai added that this has been possible due to the Govt’s grant of $50,000.
The program will be conducted three times throughout the year. The organizers hope to be able to replicate the program in other cities of Australia too.
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