Greenwood childcare centre manager Samantha Stevenson was so pleased with her work experience young man, she hired him permanently.
Cameron Jackson, 19, is now working four days a week as a kitchenhand at the Katoomba centre.
He is another of the success stories of Nova’s 100 jobs in 100 days campaign.
“Cameron did some work placement with us – he was here every Friday,” Ms Stevenson said. “We were very impressed with him so we decided to employ him.”
Cameron, from Hazelbrook, had to finish his program with Nova first, but Greenwood was happy to wait.
And Cameron was very happy to get the job.
“It’s really good – I enjoy it,” he said.
It’s really good – I enjoy it.Cameron Jackson
He helps the chef prepare meals for the young charges in the centre, chopping up fruit and vegetables and clearing and cleaning plates and dishes.
Nova is a supported employment program that offers specialist job-seeking help. It works exclusively with people who have a disability or significant barriers to finding a job.
The 100 jobs in 100 days campaign was launched across greater Sydney in 2014. Anyone who can offer employment, or those seeking a job, should call 1300 ABILITY (1300 224 5489).