Career Transition Assistance helped Pauline find a new career path

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In recognition of Adult Learners Week 2023, we’re shining a spotlight on Pauline, a Workforce Australia Career Transition Assistance (CTA) participant who found a new role in aged care.

Pauline transitioned from hospitality to a job in aged care by using strategies she gained from completing a CTA course.

“I did have transferable skills from my hospitality experience that were relevant to aged care. This helped me work out how to self-promote and how to approach employers with my best qualities,” Pauline said.

Applying these new lessons during the course led to Pauline quickly finding a new job in an industry she was interested in.

“I now have a career and am looking forward to a workplace where no day will be the same. I couldn’t be happier,” she said.

“You will learn heaps and get lots out of the course. Put yourself out there, you’re never too old to learn something new or try a different career.”

Pauline’s experience shows us that it is never too late to learn something new and how you can use your existing skills and experience to explore different employment opportunities.

CTA helps individuals 45 years and over learn to:

  • Identify transferable skills to work out what skills and experience they may already have that can be used in another job or industry.
  • Target job searches and tailor resumes to the job and/or industry of interest. Write a resume to stand out from the crowd and highlight relevant skills and experience.
  • Develop digital skills and build confidence with the technology that is typically found in workplaces.
  • Become more competitive in the local job market.

For more information about CTA, or to begin your journey, visit: Career Transition Assistance 

Correct at time of publication.