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Youth Employment Program

Posted on 20 June 2019

A voluntary program to help young people gain the skills and experience to improve their long-term job prospects and community involvement.

This also includes people in precarious employment due to reduced hours of work, and those who are most at risk of long-term unemployment.

The Smart Skilled & Hired Youth Employment Program (YEP) is driven by individual needs and interests, where each young person gets a tailored package of practical support.

Get tailored assistance to help overcome any barriers and secure a job.

YEP tackles those issues preventing you from participating in work. We provide practical support in the form of education, training and mentoring, as well as addressing barriers such as your health, stable accommodation and the need for suitable clothes, tools and equipment for work.

We'll help you through:

  • Support to address personal challenges and barriers to employment
  • Support from mentors
  • Practical assistance to obtain a driver's licence or access to childcare
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • Accredited training to prepare for the workforce or complete further education
  • Exploring career options and pathways
  • Understanding workplace expectations and developing skills that employers want
  • Practical training in how to search for jobs, prepare quality resumes and job applications
  • Improving their presentation and interview skills
  • Paid work and training in yourtown's Social Enterprises
  • Volunteering in local community projects and activities of interest
  • Personal development activities to build confidence and self-esteem
  • Finding suitable jobs
  • Working with existing employers to increase hours worked each week

To find out more or to see how you can participate, visit the yourtown website

Click HERE to download the flyer 

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