Unemployed youth to continue to benefit from free Nerang Neighbourhood Centre program

A free employment program run by the Nerang Neighbourhood Centre for Gold Coast youth is set to continue for the next two years thanks to new funding from the Department of Education & Training.

PREP – People Requiring Work Program – has been specifically designed for Gold Coasters aged between 16 – 24 who are wanting to work or train.

The program is facilitated by Wayne Johanson, who has more than 30 years experience in the employment sector, and covers an array of areas including CV preparation, interview skills, getting work ready and more.


Nerang Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator Vicky Rose said participants have the chance to learn tried and true methodologies on how to find work and stay employed.

“It is a free and accessible program for those young people really wanting to work in meaningful employment,” Vicky told myGC.

“Wayne provides skills severely lacking in our youth today – things that are not taught in schools and things that encourage a life of productivity and contribution such as old school job seeking techniques, good communication skills and resilience methodologies.

“He goes that extra mile because he has a heart for helping people and he knows the key to a happy and successful life is meaningful employment.”

Vicky said eligible participants wanting to take part in the program just need to call to make an appointment to see Wayne.

“It’s no good Mum or Dad ringing up  – the young person needs to want to do this themselves,” she said.

For more information on PREP, or to make an appointment with Wayne, call (07) 5578 2457 or visit: nncinc.com.au