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.
What we did:
“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.”
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.
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Contact the BCS Youth Services team for more information about accessing the Youth Employment Pathways Hub.