VERTO will help young parents return to work after securing ParentsNext contract

April 18, 2018

VERTO has been selected to provide ParentsNext services from 2018-2021 in New South Wales, including the Central West and North Coast. ParentsNext is a government program that helps parents with young children, to plan and prepare for their future employment or study.

Commenting on the contract selection VERTO Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, said “We are proud to provide employment opportunities to communities within New South Wales.  ParentsNext allows us to expand on the support we provide individuals to develop new skills and find work,” continued Maxwell.

The ParentsNext contract represents growth for VERTO, as it will be providing a new, much needed service to parents in need.

The program is expected to help around 68,000 parents across Australia, to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children are at school. It involves helping parents of young children to identify their current skills and how these skills are transferrable to the workplace.

“Caring for young children can mean that parents have spent long periods of time out of the paid workforce. Getting back into work can be difficult, but this service aims to ease parents back into work and support them throughout the process,” Mr Maxwell said.

The ParentsNext program (effective from 1 July 2018) will deliver tailored assistance, through identifying education and employment goals, matching them with activities to prepare them to re-enter the workforce, and providing access to suitable referral services within the community to support them throughout their journey.