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About

The Youth Employment Pathways Hub offers one-on-one, tailored employment support to young people aged 17-24 years living in or accessing the Belconnen area. 

Young people meet with youth workers to create an Employment Pathways Plan. The plan outlines the young people’s employment goals and the type of support they would like to meet those goals. The plan can include resume building, language, literacy and life skills, as well as training, volunteering and work experience opportunities. 

The Youth Employment Pathways Program includes partnerships with Ginninderry and Canberra Institute of Technology, to provide suitable participants with work experience and vocational training at Certificate II and III levels.

Case Study

Presenting issues

  • A young person contacted the Pathways Hub for assistance with gaining employment
  • The young person had been unemployed and job-seeking for over a year and was discouraged over prospects during the job search.

What we did:

  • Developed a customised support plan related to their employment goals
  • We assisted with revising their resume to be better targeted for the specific jobs they were going for
  • We helped outline employment aspirations and goals
  • Supported to apply for various jobs of interest and assisted with applications

Outcomes

  • This young person received two great job offers in fields of interest
  • They now work between 20-45 hours per week in jobs of their choice

Testimonial

“By the time I came in I was looking for any job in general instead of trying to go for work I would actually enjoy and would suit me. Now I’m a lot more confident about looking for jobs I want. It really did help me cos I’d probably still be looking for work.”

Working with Clients during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The need for support around mental health and employment is expected to increase and it is paramount for our services to adapt in order to support the young people in our community during this challenging time.

Our Short Term Case Work and Employment Hub will continue to operate however this will be done remotely over phone, email, text and social media. This is to ensure the safety of our staff and role model best practice in dealing with COVID-19.

As this is a fluid environment, we plan to review our processes fortnightly in order to ensure best practice whilst working remotely to continue to support young people. There is a compelling need for positive social connection and as a service, we need to continue to identify and meet needs as best we can.

Sessions

  • 3 Jul

    Live From the Youth Centre

    Come and join the Youth Engagement Team online, chat with Youth Workers and other young people on the group chat and check out our live streams! This will be a private group chat set up on Discord. To request an invite link to the group or for any ...
  • 30 Jun

    Qigong (Chi Kung)

    A gentle exercise which is good for the body and the mind.
  • 30 Jun

    INVOLVE - I Can Do IT Myself: Social Media

    Build your IT skills through several fun programs which are designed to create your own supportive IT community. 
  • 29 Jun

    Bit Bent Online

    Join the Belconnen Bit Bent community online! Chat with Youth Workers and find out what’s happening in the LGBTIQ+ community during Covid-19. Bit Bent Online is a private chat group on Discord that is facilitated by Youth Workers. This is a private ...
  • 26 Jun

    Live From the Youth Centre

    Come and join the Youth Engagement Team online, chat with Youth Workers and other young people on the group chat and check out our live streams! This will be a private group chat set up on Discord. To request an invite link to the group or for any ...
  • 26 Jun

    INVOLVE - Taste of Art

    A program that offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of creative techniques and art materials
  • 25 Jun

    INVOLVE 2020 - Timeless Stories

    An intergenerational storytelling initiative, part of INVOLVE 2020. 
  • 25 Jun

    INVOLVE - Virtually Here, There & Everywhere

    Visit places around the country and the world through an engaging virtual reality experience
  • 25 Jun

    INVOLVE - I've Got a Plan

    Wellbeing clinics for people above 65 years of age, part of INVOLVE 2020.

Latest news and updates

Contact

  • Cost

    Free

  • LocationBelconnen Youth Centre
    Corner of Chandler Street and Swanson Court, Belconnen
  • How to register

    Contact the BCS Youth Services team for more information about accessing the Youth Employment Pathways Hub.

  • For more informationPhone: 02 6264 0200
    Email: contact@crcs.com.au

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