NORTHERN FUTURES INC
community-based not for profit organization whose key role is to develop and progress State and Federal programs to advance education, training and workforce development in the northern region
Northern Futures is a community based not for profit organisation which has been operating for over 12 years. Originally based in the Northern Adelaide region, we have recently expanded to provide services to other parts of the Adelaide metropolitan area.
We have Career Workforce Development Centres at Elizabeth and Salisbury with outreach locations at Tea Tree Gully, Woodville and Warradale.
Through collaborative activity Northern Futures has established a well-respected brand through strong leadership and a willingness to know and respond to the needs of the broader community, including industry and business.
Our staff and Board members bring diversity of interests, extensive experience and include representation from across business and government.
The Career and Workforce Development Centre was established to assist people living in Northern Adelaide to identify and enhance skills, strengths and experiences to develop a SMART Career Plan to achieve their employment and career goals.
The Disability Workforce Hub will help South Australia’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Disability Workforce Hub initiative brings together employer needs plus current and future employee needs to ensure all South Australians, of all ages, have the opportunity to develop their work skills and find employment in the disability sector.
The team from Northern Futures provided career coaching for our hourly workforce of over 1200 employees as part of the Holden transition program over the course of 3 years. The career coaching support was an integral part of the program as assisted employees in determining a way forward post employment with Holden.
The career coaches worked one on one with individuals to help them understand their strengths, interests, skills and competencies and then identify realistic and achievable career options. This included identifying if training was required and supporting employees to select the right company and program for them.
We found the Northern Futures team to be professional, flexible, empathetic and always positive, importantly they helped employees to focus on what was within their control in order to achieve success. Gail and her team were also very responsive to change and when asked to modify or add to the program delivery would do readily and always make it work.
The Holden transition program has been very successful and the Northern Futures team has played a big part in that. Thankyou to the team for genuinely caring for our people and helping so many of them effectively determine pathways back into employment.
Global Talent and OD Manager