WomenCan Australia assist women to become work ready. They support women who are disconnected from the work force and seek to return. Reasons for disconnection include carer responsibilities, recent migration, chronic illness, and stale skills. In addition, is a loss of confidence.
Re-engagement with the workforce is difficult for women if undertaken alone.
The WomenCan communities of women are helped to confidently transition back into the paid workforce with a recognised vocational qualification. The organisation facilitates their transition using a peer support model which create a sense of belonging.
The grant from the Arcare Family Foundation is helping WomenCan to test their model by offering participation in a Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) at two metropolitan based and two regionally based TAFE.