The Reconnect program assists young people to start and stay in vocational education and training, and to move into further training and employment.
It provides flexible and highly tailored support to the meet the individual needs of each young person, including support with learning and with broader needs. The young person and their Reconnect learning support officer develop and agree on a learning plan based on each individual’s needs and career goals.
The Brotherhood is funded by the Victorian Department of Education to run the program in Melbourne’s north-east, north-west and south-east.
Early school leavers and long-term unemployed people aged 15–24 in the local government areas of Frankston, Hume and Whittlesea.
Frankston: Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Karingal, Langwarrin South, Langwarrin, Sandhurst, Seaford and Skye.
Contact: Erin McGennisken on (03) 8781 5900 or EMcGennisken(at)bsl.org.au
Hume: Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Gladstone Park, Goonawarra, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Konagaderra, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Sunbury, Somerton, Tullamarine, Upfield, Westmeadows and Yuroke.
Contact: Celia Soares on 0436 413 802 or Celia.Soares(at)bsl.org.au
Whittlesea: Beveridge, Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Epping North, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea township, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.
Contact: Jennifer Clarke on 0458 083 248 or jclarke(at)bsl.org.au
Study from UK on extra financial burden of being a poor person: twitter.com/claire_ainsley…
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.