MAX Employment Managing Director, Deborah Homewood with Whitelion CEO Mark Watt at the partnership launch.
Disadvantaged youth across Australia will be supported by a new partnership between MAX Employment and Whitelion.
The partnership was launched on August 23, 2013 in Sydney by MAX Employment Managing Director Deborah Homewood, Whitelion CEO Mark Watt and MAX Ambassador Steve Mortimer.
The partnership between MAX Employment and Whitelion will help prevent disadvantaged young people from becoming further isolated from the community by providing them with access to employment opportunities and a mentoring service.
Ms Homewood said "Sometimes I think we forget how hard it can be when a person is young and facing barriers without any support. I hope our partnership with Whitelion will make it easier for disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around and receive support when they need it"
The MAX Employment and Whitelion partnership brings together the respective strengths of each organisation, with MAX focusing on employment opportunities and Whitelion focusing on mentoring and role modelling.
Mr Watt said he was very excited about the partnership with MAX Employment and what it would mean for disadvantaged youth around the country.
“At Whitelion we aim to create opportunities that enable highly vulnerable and high risk young people to reconnect with society and reach their full potential. We believe that employment is one of these opportunities. By partnering with MAX Employment we’re able to provide assistance that has a strong employment focus.”
As part of the new partnership Whitelion will be running services from MAX Employment sites in Campbelltown, Bankstown, Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Parramatta; with the hope of expanding the service over the coming months. To find out more about the partnership between MAX Employment and Whitelion or to access services please call your local MAX Employment site on 1800 831 583.