Youth Transition Support Pilot Program
The Youth Transition pilot program aims to help refugees and vulnerable migrants, aged 15–25, to get the skills they need for a job, and take part in the community through work, education and sport.
The pilot program, which runs until mid-2018, offers work 'tasters' that include workplace tours, industry guest speakers and conversations with people from various industries.
It also offers:
- links with employers
- career guidance
- employment preparation
- work experience and volunteering opportunities
- ongoing coaching and guidance after the program
Who is eligible?
Newly arrived young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds aged 15–25
The Brotherhood 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 the program in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.