What is it?
Reconnecting young people with significant obstacles to the skills they need to complete a Certificate I program or get a job.
Who is it for?
Young unemployed people aged 15-19 in Southeast Queensland who are engaged with Youth Justice Services or Queensland Corrective Services.
Breaking Down Barriers
Youth Skills provides a solid foundation for participants to complete a Certificate I program as a way of reconnecting with education, whilst improving their life and social skills.
This program is specifically designed for young people facing major barriers to education or employment, including learning difficulties, drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues and family relationships. Led by a qualified trainer and supported by a Youth Worker and volunteer tutors, the program is offered for a minimum of two days a week during school terms. It is delivered in Logan, Redlands, Brisbane North, Inala and Ipswich.
Led by a qualified trainer and supported by a Youth Worker and volunteer tutors.
Participants who choose to transition to work will receive assistance with work preparation and finding suitable employment.
- A comprehensive assessment of their needs, challenges and aspirations
- An individual training and support plan
- Intensive case management support to help overcome barriers to engagement
- Referral to specialist services or community agencies as necessary
- Personal and life skills training
- Team sports and adventure-based learning
- Learning support, including literacy and numeracy skills training
- The opportunity to complete a Certificate I in Core Skills for Employment and Training
- Access to practical learning activities and group projects
- Assistance re-engaging in education
- Post program support up to six months after completion of the program.