Tuesday, March 6

Survey Monkey to Co-design Build Up Tassie

We need your feedback! Any stakeholder, community member or participant in Build Up Tassie. We are looking for your advice to help us co-design for the next stage. Please click on the link below and complete the 2 minute survey! THANKS


Sunday, February 18

Cameron 's Good News

Build Up Tassie 2018. Cameron's Story...

Cameron is one of our committed local Bridgewater crew. Through Build Up Tassie Cameron has got a job concreting. Well done Cameron! Build Up Tassie.

In our first 4 months Build Up Tassie has been involved in 12 employment placements for local people. We are working hard to improve community and individual wellbeing in our area.

Thursday, February 15

Session 8 - Financial Fitness with My State and a CEH Site Visit

My State Bank Managers Anthony Cosentino and Greg Calvert delivered a really informative - and "fun" (I know - a surprise)  session on Financial Fitness. We all discovered a great deal about how to save, budget and work towards our goals.  For some this is buying a car, getting at tool kit, saving for a deposit. We all walked away committed to doing our budgets and feeling a whole lot more financially FIT! Thanks Anthony, Greg and My State.

We are thrilled this week that 2 of the crew have picked up new opportunities.

Jordan who has been working with yourtown Social Enterprise doing maintenance work on our CEH houses has got himself a Welding Apprenticeship! Go Jordan!  

Cameron, has got a job labouring with a concerting company! Yeah Cameron! We are so thrilled and proud of all our crew and the opportunities that are coming their way through hard work, diligence and a supported and committed coach and mentor who is working alongside them. These young people are amazing! Cameron told us yesterday that he could not have done it without Build Up Tassie and encourages other young people who are interested in construction to link in.

We  finished the Session going over to the Centacare Evolve Housing development on Green Point Rd where Wilson Homes Site Supervisor Colin Appleyard talked the crew through some of his experiences and tips for getting a trade.  He encouraged the crew to get Work Experience. Great advice from Colin, thanks Colin. 

Tuesday, February 13

Session 7 - Safety on a Construction Site

The crew found the session on Safety on a construction site and construction related safety very useful. It also made everyone think about their actions and consequences.   Roy Ormerod who presented to our crew has been a consultant on safety to Wilson Homes and a former State OH & S Representative.

We all need to think about what precautions we put in place to make our work environment a safe place for everyone. Roy told real stories about injuries in construction from across Tasmania and the learnings for individuals and organisations. THANKS ROY!

When we came up with the Build Up Tassie concept and spoke to different contractors in contruction they highlighted this topic as a critical one for our young people to learn about and understand.   The session was held at the fantastic Trade Training Centre.

Friday, February 9

Session 6 - CatholicCare Counselling - Positive Behaviours

Our session from Diana, an engaging CatholicCare Counsellor was well received and interactive - discussing  workplace conflict, mediation, duty of care, and conflict resolution.  Our young people shared their own stories and anecdotes and were able to recieve feedback and support.

Any young person can have a follow up appointment with one of CatholicCare's experienced counsellors at The Hub, Centacare Evolve Housing Bridgewater office.

Outreach Counsellors are at The Hub every Wednesday. For an appointment please call 62781660. Appointments can also be made for CatholicCare Newtown. For more information on CatholicCare's wide range of services please click on the link below:

Wednesday, January 24

Session 5 - Physical Fitness

Craig Gresham was brilliant with our Crew today. Very personable and engaging, helping our Crew to improve their health and wellbeing.

Thursday, January 18

Session 4 - Job Readiness and Excursion to Glenorchy

Great to restart on the 17th with the crew. We led a very useful session on Job Readiness - if you missed the session contact us for the PowerPoint.  Don't forget to do a list for your pros and con's and also update your resume in Build Up Tassie style   - we are proud of our crew and excited to be promoting them.


Wednesday, January 17

2018 restart at Southern Central Trade Training Centre 17th January 11:30

Looking forward to touching base with the Build Up Tassie Crew again today after Christmas break. We are learning about resumes and promotion and then heading to Glenorchy to find out about work experience options with Backswing

Monday, December 11


See below this week's 3 minute video clip showcasing our keen 'Build Up Tassie' crew. Great to have confirmed people in jobs with Yourtown, Wet-Seal Hobart and Waystons. Thanks to Gundars from CEH and Scott from Waystons, listening to your real stories and tradie experience is priceless. For all Crew members dont forget to get all your resume details to CEH- looking forward to next week.

Week 2 - Build Up Tassie from DC on Vimeo.

Monday, December 4

SESSION 1 VIDEO - Let's Get Excited!

Build Up Tassie has started! Great to be in the zone. We have already had results. 2 young people are employed through yourtown Social Enterprises working on our CEH maintenance work and 1 person has been employed with Wet-Seal Water Proofing. Build It Tasmania has also taken on 3 young apprentices who are working on Green Point Rd Stage 1 of CEH Master Plan with Wilson Homes. Our young people are working really hard on preparing to get a job, getting skills and improving their livelihoods. Build Up Tassie is committed to each of our young people. We are looking forward to Week 2 Build Up Tassie Orientation.

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