Funded by the Vincent Fairfax Foundation
For young people from a disadvantaged background entering training that leads to employment, at a time of high youth unemployment, can be daunting. This project will take 30 unemployed disadvantaged young people from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains areas (including but not limited to Villawood, Cabramatta, Fairfield, Liverpool, and Blacktown) to break the cycle of disadvantaged by supporting them to reach their potential towards making a successful transition to a meaningful career.
The program will provide:
· Motivation to seek employment and positive attitude toward work measured by pre and post training evaluations
· Understanding of potential career pathways measured by pre and post training evaluation
· Demonstrated positive relationship between job ready mentors and participant measured by both mentor and participant feedback.
At the end of the program, participants will have developed sufficient employability skills to be attractive to potential employers.
This program aligns with the Vincent Fairfax Foundation’s mission of helping disadvantaged young people reach their educational and social potential.