Pat Kluver, CEO of Workskills Inc.
do you remember your first job?
We all have to start somewhere. Often, starting out can be a challenge.
It is common for young people to get stuck in the cycle of
“I need experience to get a job, but I need a job to get experience”.
We are a youth social enterprise powered by hard work and positivity.
We specialise in personal growth, work experience and making.
Our team is made up of young Tasmanians who are at risk of long term unemployment; but have taken their futures into their own hands.
Often, our Troublesmiths are misjudged and labelled as troublesome, misfits, or ‘dolebludgers’ (that old chestnut). But instead, we see potential. We see dreams, and aspiration, and human beings with unique talents who just want to catch a break.
Our Troublesmiths work hard at overcoming their troubles
and proudly say, “despite the odds through my hard work, I made it”.
"I was feeling so bad about the world, and then I came in here... I'm so glad this exists"
"Amazing people on a journey of self discovery and self actualisation. Brilliant products. Whats not to love!"
"I just had to come in and check this out! I love what you are doing"
"What a fantastic group of young people, who all deserve work"
"A great opportunity for young adults to realise just what they can achieve through teamwork, planning and effort. Plus amazing products to show for it! Well done all"
"You all have very bright futures"
Troublesmiths Community Connection Cards
20 Watchorn Street
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm