Youth Transitions Support Pilot Program
Our Youth Transitions Support Pilot Program helps young refugees participate in the community through work, education and sport.
The pilot program offers work ‘tasters’ that include workplace tours, industry guest speakers and conversations with people from various organisations.
- links with employers
- career guidance
- employment preparation
- work experience and volunteering opportunities
- ongoing coaching and guidance.
Who is eligible?
Newly arrived young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds aged 15 to 25 are eligible for the program.
BSL is working with five local organisations – Arabic Welfare, Banksia Gardens Community Services, Centre for Multicultural Youth, Hume City Council and Spectrum – to run the program in the City of Hume in Melbourne’s north.
Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Clarkefield, Craigieburn, Dallas, Diggers Rest, Donnybrook, Gladstone Park, Goonawarra, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Konagaderra, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Sunbury, Somerton, Tullamarine, Upfield, Westmeadows, Yuroke.
Several organisations are piloting this program in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.