When Evan Keys, 21, moved to George Town, he was struggling with debilitating anxiety and struggling with his weight.
He credits engagement with Salvation Army Employment Plus with getting his life back on track, most recently completing the six-week Employment Services Training course.
Facilitating the EST program to add George Town to its Launceston operations was the result of a lot of hard work for Employment Plus site manager Delanie Sky.
But seeing the results on clients like Evan makes it all worth it, she said.
"The youth here in George Town are just amazing," she said.
"I don't even think about all the work that goes into getting these things happening.
"I get to see people like Evan going from strength to strength."
Keys said engagement with the program "definitely" helped him achieve his goals.
He has achieved a Certificate III in Business and is soon to begin studying an Associate Degree in Business through the University of Tasmania.
In the mean time, he will undertake a four-week internship through a local newsagency.
"Six months ago I was much larger than I am right now - I was plagued with anxiety before moving down from Sydney," he said.
"Doing my Employment Services Training, as well as leaning on the fantastic people here at Employment Plus have helped tremendously - allowing me to lose my weight and get my life in order. [Without the program] I imagine I would just be sitting on my computer and wasting my time."