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Why We Do It

My Maintenance Crew is a social enterprise and a project of Diversitat, a not-for-profit community organisation with a long history of caring and supporting the disadvantaged and disengaged youth in the Geelong region. My Maintenance Crew fosters resilience and builds self-esteem in young people through genuine employment and real work experience. We will assist our employees to develop financial independence, links to their communities and encourage aspirational self-development.

My Maintenance Crew was developed in response to a growing need in the Geelong region, a need to curb youth unemployment and provide meaningful skills, not just hands-on work skills but also life skills and mentor support.

The Stats:

1.

22 per cent of all current 17-19 year olds receiving student payments are expected to be on income support in 10 years.

2.

From 2003 to 2012, there were 7,160 vocational or university students who started receiving a student payment aged 17 to 19; then experienced more than 12 months on unemployment payments; and were receiving unemployment payments in 2015-16. On average, all of these former young students who transitioned directly to unemployment payments are expected to receive income support in 33 years of their future lifetimes.

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If nothing changes for these former young students, 39 per cent will be receiving income support payments in 10 years, and 30 per cent will be receiving income support payments in 20 years.

Source: Australian Government – Department of Social Justice

What We Do

My Maintenance Crew offers cheap, affordable handyman services in Geelong. We offer a complete range of maintenance services guaranteeing prompt and thorough service. Our employees are supervised at all times by experienced and qualified mentors that provide support and on the job skills training.

Our employees will be engaged in accredited training to ensure they are given industry specific skills in a broad range of industry area’s. My Maintenance Crew Gives young people in Geelong the opportunity to develop work skills in a supportive environment, offering wellbeing support, transport assistance, nutritious food and fitness.

12 October 2018,

My Maintenance Crew was officially launched by The Honourable Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services

My Maintenance Crew is a social enterprise and a project of Diversitat, a not-for-profit community organisation with a long history of caring and supporting the disadvantaged and disengaged youth in the Geelong region. My Maintenance Crew fosters resilience and builds self-esteem in young people through genuine employment and real work experience. We will assist our employees to develop financial independence, links to their communities and encourage aspirational self-development.

The development of My Maintenance Crew has been enabled through the Try Test and Learn funding provided by DSS (Department of Social Services) to tackle long term unemployment and welfare dependence.

 

Read the media release

Why Choose Us?

My Maintenance Crew is as much about offering the best service to our clients as it is about offering the best opportunities for our young employees. My Maintenance Crew offers you the chance to make a difference in your community and help break down barriers between young people and the workforce. Our team of young people are fully supervised at all times by qualified and experienced mentors and will offer high-quality work at affordable prices.

My Maintenance Crew is a sustainable workplace, which is the preferred maintenance and service provider within the City of Greater Geelong and surrounding regions.

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