Fostering a sense of community in Darwin

We are excited to announce that STEPS Palmerston in Darwin recently started managing a community garden called Harvest Corner alongside two other community groups, HPA Helping People Achieve and Life Without Barriers. The garden project has been granted $20,000 funding from Palmerston City Council over three years, allowing members to transform the space to help […]

Ready for Work Participants Secure Jobs Upon Graduation

Ready for Work graduation

STEPS Casuarina held a heart-warming graduation ceremony for participants of the second Ready for Work program in 2023. Local employers from Charlie’s and Little Flyers joined staff and students to celebrate the achievement of STEPS’ amazing Casuarina cohort. After two weeks of work experience, nearly half of the participants from the program had secured employment, […]

AMEP Sewing Group Creates Unique Mascot For Palmerston Youth Festival

Palmerston youth festival

Every year the Palmerston council ignites the local community spirit through the Palmerston Youth Festival: a celebration of art, music, food and entertainment. The festival’s unofficial mascot is an orange monster nicknamed ‘Tentacle Mike’. This year the council has asked STEPS AMEP students to utilise their sewing skills to transform the virtual monster into a […]

Success Stories: Chloe Excels at Animal Hospital Placement

Ready for Work client

Ready for Work participant Chloe worked at The Ark Animal Hospital at Palmerston for her placement. During her work experience she learned hygiene and infection control protocols, surgical theatre, and animal care and control. Chloe enjoyed her time at the veterinary hospital, but her time was cut short as she had an allergic reaction to some of the […]

Success Stories: AMEP Palmerston Student Hones Skills Working at Real Estate Agency

Ready for Work AMEP student in real estate

Ready for Work participant Nyalueth worked at Approved Real Estate Palmerston. During her work experience she became familiar with using different computer programs such as Publisher and enjoyed making marketing materials. Nyalueth has a great work ethic but needs a little more practice in answering business telephone calls. Our trainer Wendy has been working with Nyalueth to assist […]

Success Stories: Mai Enjoys Gaining Retail Experience

Ready for Work client getting retail experience

Mai worked at Niv’s Humming Bird located at the Gateway Shopping Centre, Palmerston. During her work experience she was introduced to sorting, cleaning, stocking and customer service. Niv was very happy with the work Mai carried out at the retail store. Mai performed all tasks competently and showed initiative at times when her supervisor was busy. To […]