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Youth Projects understands that the right path to secure employment is not a fast-tracked “one-size fits all” approach. That is why our dedicated team of training and employment professionals work alongside our clients to create an individualised plan that will see them not only employed, but equipped with the skills and confidence to maintain their new working lifestyle.

More than one in three unemployed Australians are young – between the ages of 15 and 24.  In under a decade the rate of youth unemployment has risen from 9% to 14% but the problem is also locational. Areas of socio-economic disadvantage experience unemployment at much higher rates. In fact areas north of Melbourne have rate of youth unemployment at above 30%.

This is why we initially focused on the rising number of unemployed youth in Melbourne’s north over thirty years ago; an issue that evidently continues and is therefore a primary concern for our team at Youth Projects. Over time, however, we realised that there was a real need to increase our scope in an endeavour to ensure that all members of our community are given a realistic and fair chance at employment. To accomplish this we have expanded our reach by creating opportunities for all members of our community who might be suffering from entrenched disadvantage through the implementation of employment and training programs at our CBD site.

We offer engaging, hands-on opportunities for clients tailored to each person’s specific needs and goals to garner the appropriate knowledge and skills required. We utilise a soft engagement approach as our team educate and prepare each individual while developing confidence and increasing comfort working within a professional environment.

If you are currently having difficulties seeking employment, e-mail admin@youthprojects.org.au to see how we can best support you, or read about our employment and training programs to find out more.

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Training

It’s all about you

Youth Projects works with local schools, families and community organisations to engage or re-engage young people back into education or secure alternative education and training opportunities.

There is a strong link between family poverty, mental illness, homelessness and early school drop out. In fact, young people from families where all parental figures are unemployed are significantly less likely to complete their final year of school. Sadly in Australia, one in every seven dependent children lives in a household where no parent has a job.

Growing up in an environment with no working parents combined with a decision to leave school prior to completion highly increases a young person’s chance of falling into the unforgiving cycle of unemployment and homelessness.  That’s where the team at Youth Projects come in.

Because we know early school leavers felt they were often unheard or ignored, and the regimented approach to education did not work for them, we create new environments that encourage learning. Our training programs are not like school; they are inclusive and safe places for people to re-connect into educational pathways that will significantly build their confidence, skills and opportunities.

See your strengths

Our team understand that every person is different, and are happy to create individualised training strategies that are youth friendly and help young people build the confidence to return to learning, and acquire the skills that will help them find work, and a new and more sustainable future.

The team here at Youth Projects are happy to answer any questions you might have, and to offer support, advice and potential pathways for securing alternative education. And support to find the job you’re looking for.

At Youth Projects, we provide flexible and tailored training opportunities for employers, employees, job seekers and community organisations.

Accredited and non accredited courses are available and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of the training group.

Call 9304 9100 or email training@youthprojects.org.au. TOID number 21619