MatchWorks Corio has joined forces with GenU Training to provide extra language support for its multicultural clients.

The eight-day pilot program of Essential Work Skills was conducted for job seekers registered with MatchWorks who identified language as a barrier to them finding work.

Manager Fiona McIntyre said the program grew from a need of clients who wanted extra help with workplace English. “We’re running the pilot in conjunction with GenU over four Mondays and Tuesdays to give our clients practical experience, including some small team-based projects,” she said.

Among the topics covered are effective use of English in the workplace, verbal and written workplace communication, understanding instruction and health and safety practise in the workplace, networking in the community, and collaboration with colleagues.

MatchWorks is a community-based, not-for-profit employment services provider. It specialises in finding and training job seekers from all backgrounds for businesses of all sizes.

For more information, call in to the MatchWorks office at Shop 88 (upstairs) at Corio Shopping Centre, phone 5275-8212 or visit

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