Migrant Women Job Readiness – Level 1 Essentials

A job readiness workshop series for migrant women has been designed to improve the employability skills of migrant women across Western Australia affected by COVID-19 and to boost their employability.

The workshop will run over five days, during school hours from 9.00am to 2.30pm.

Workshop topics

Eligibility criteria

To partake in the series, you must:

1. Be a migrant woman

2. Have vocational English language proficiency to perform effectively in the workplace of your field (level 3 certificate or higher)

3. Commit to attend all five workshops.


To be eligible for Level 1 – Job Readiness Essentials you must also:

1. Have limited or no work experience

2. Have a good level of work ready – English (level 3 certificate or higher).


Registrations will now close  Thursday 7 October  2021.

Congratulations to the first round of KMP graduates for 2021

We’d like to congratulate all 43 mentees and mentors who graduated from the first cycle of the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program for 2021.  It was a great relief to be able to proceed with the graduation after Premier Mark McGowan announced he would not extend the three-day snap lockdown.  Wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing requirements didn’t deter our guests from coming together to celebrate the graduates.

We’d like to say a special thank you to guest speakers His Worship the Mayor Mark Irwin, City of Stirling; His Worship the Mayor Patrick Hall, City of Canning; Susan Kreemer Pickford, General Manager of WA, Engineers Australia and Janet Barnes, Executive for Regional Australia, Telstra who all addressed the audience about their experience with the program.

Other special guests who attended the graduation included His Worship the Mayor Kevin Bailey, City of Swan; Meredith Hammat MLA, Member for Mirrabooka representing the State Government Minister for Citizenship & Multicultural Interests, CSC MLA, Hon Tony Buti and Amanda Gillet, Manager Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre.

KMP has been running since 2018 helping skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.  We’re proud to announce that of the 192 mentees who have taken part in the program, over 78% gained employment in their field within 6 months!

We’re currently recruiting mentees for our next cycle which commences in July 2021.  If you’d like to be involved in this highly successful program please submit your application before 31 May.  If you’d like to know more about the program visit our website or register for our  online information session being held on Wednesday 19 May.

KMP is jointly delivered by the City of Stirling, City of Canning and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Government through the Office of Multicultural Interests. The Program has been created in consultation with the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). Their successful TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program is the model for mentoring programs across Canada and internationally.

Online Job Readiness Workshop series February

The City of Stirling is delivering online Job Readiness Workshops in partnership with the City of Canning for community members who are seeking employment or have had their employment negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The objective of the workshop series is to provide job seekers with enhanced skills and knowledge to boost their employability.

Places available 30


Week 1 Mon 15 – Thur 18 February 2021 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Week 2 Tue 23 – Thur 25 February 2021 10.30 am – 12.30 pm


Networking Skills
Develop a Career Strategy
Resume writing
Cover Letters
Using LinkedIn for job-search
Interview skills
Workplace Culture
Computer, laptop, tablet and other mobile devices

Registrations are essential.

If you would like more information, please contact Sonja Porter at sonja.porter@stirling.wa.gov.au

The online Job Readiness workshops are delivered in partnership with the Kaleidoscope Initiative, City of Stirling and the City of Canning. The workshops are a City initiative to assist community members who are seeking employment or have had their employment impacted by COVID-19. The workshops will be recorded for training purposes only. By registering for the workshop series, you give permission for any photographs to be used for promotional and publication purposes by the City of Stirling. Images remain the property of City of Stirling.

FREE online Job Readiness Workshops – December 2020

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Have you been out of the employment game for a while?

City of Stirling has partnered with the City of Canning to deliver online Job Readiness Workshops for community members who are seeking employment.

Tune into the free online Job Readiness workshop series from the comfort of your own home. These workshops will enhance your knowledge and job application skills to boost your employability. Learn more about what employers are looking for in resumes and cover letters, improve your interview skills, understand how to use LinkedIn for job hunting and more.

What participants said about the workshops:
“It was very informative and helpful.”
“I got a job with my very first application using my new revamped resume and cover letter!”
“Interviewers thought I had paid someone to write my resume.”
“I am now equipped with new techniques on how to approach the job market and apply for different jobs.”
“The market is changing dramatically during the current crisis, and this workshop addressed these changes in the right way.”
“Through understanding the hiring managers’ expectations, I believe that this will ease the job-hunting journey.”

Interested in attending the next online Job Readiness workshop series?

Week 1: Monday 30 November – Thursday 3 December 2020
Week 2: Monday 7 December – Wednesday 9 December 2020


Spaces are limited, so get in quick to avoid missing out.

The City of Stirling Online Job Readiness Workshops are delivered in partnership with the the City of Canning and the Kaleidoscope Initiative. The workshops are an initiative to assist community members who are seeking employment or have had their employment impacted by COVID-19.