All young people in our communities are provided opportunities to successfully engage in education, training or employment.

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Have you ever felt as though the Ballarat Youth Education and Employment Sector is a bit of a maze? Let us map it out for you!



S = School based support for students, D = Disengaged from and not attending school, N = New education initiative, E = Employment

AIME
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aimementoring.com
Supporting Indigenous students through secondary school, in to employment or further education AIME is an educational program that supports Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education. AIME encourages Indigenous students to develop the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to grow and succeed.

Ardoch Youth Foundation
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www.ardoch.org.au
Education support for children and young people in disadvantaged communities Ardoch Youth Foundation is a charity that provides education support for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Their primary objective is to build the capacity of schools, early years services and communities to deliver targeted programs that will improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in areas of high need and enable them to access learning, stay in school and reach their full potential.

Ballarat Tech School
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
A shared learning centre with leading edge technology Almost 10,000 Ballarat students will have access to high tech learning at Ballarat's cutting edge Tech School. The Ballarat Tech School will be hosted by Federation University, and is a shared learning centre being established by a partnership of local schools, industry partners, higher education provideers and other stake holders in the region.

Beacon Foundation
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beaconfoundation.com.au
A preventative approach to youth disengagement and unemployment Beacon's Core Community Model is a holistic approach to addressing low school retention rates, engagement and transitions in disadvantaged schools. It is a long term approach to addressing youth unemployment and hopelessness, giving support to young Australians who need it most. Beacon acts as a conduit to bring the school, community and local business together.

Education Engagement Programs in Schools
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
A range of programs can be offered in schools Programs include but are not limited to: Community VCAL, Young Parents Program, the Program for Students with Disabilities, MindMatters, Work Inspirations, Wellbeing Staff, pastoral care models, SAFEMinds.

Empowering YOUth Initiatives - eheadspace Digital Work & Study Service
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Direct Link: Australian Employment Site

Direct Link: headspace
 

Helps young people who are long-term unemployed (or at risk) to overcome barriers, move into and sustain employment The Work and Study service is a digital platform facilitated by headspace that will enable young people around the country to access real-time advice, information and support to find work and/or relevant study through web chat, web conference, phne, email and live video support.

Hands On Learning
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Direct Link: Hands On Learning Brochure
Education program facilitated in schools that caters to the different ways young people learn Hands on Learning supports schools to run the Hands On Learning (HOL) program by providing ongoing training and development of teachers who implement the HOL program, and thereby support vulnerable students to stay and achieve at school.

headspace Ballarat
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headspace.org.au
General & mental health, alcohol & drug use, work & study headspace Ballarat provides free services in general health, mental health, drug and alcohol support as well as education & training advice for young people 12 - 25 years old.

Highlands LLEN (including SWL)
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www.highlandsllen.org
Support for educators to improve year 12 retention and place students in SWL or SBATS The Highlands LLEN aims to increase completion of year 12 or equivalent, with pathways in to further study or employment for young people. The Highlands LLEN facilitates partnerships and networks with schools, flexible learning programs, community organisations and employers in order to create meaningful education and employment options for young people.

jobactive
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www.jobactive.gov.au
Employment services to employers and job seekers Employers can use a local jobactive provider for tailored recruitment services, at no cost to their business. jobactive providers work closely with employers to understand their recruitment needs. Job seekers can receive help from a jobactive provider to obtain and keep a job. jobactive providers have the flexibility to tailor their services to a job seeker's assessed needs.

Jobs PaTH
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Direct Link: Australian Employment Site
Skills training and voluntary internships The Jobs PaTH scheme will include three phases: skills training, voluntary internships and wage subsidies for businesses. The training phase is designed to help young people gain an idea of what businesses expect of them, while the four to 12-week internships which start in April 2017, include a $1000 up-front incentive payment for businesses who take part. During the internships, job seekers will receive a $200 fortnightly payment on top of their income support.

JVEN (Jobs Victoria Employment Network)
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www.westvic.org.au

www.qualifytraining.com.au

Employment support for disadvantaged job seekers Jobs Victoria will provide targeted support services for people looking for work and employers looking for workers, and will consolidate all Victorian employment services into one system. The program will target groups that traditionally face the most complex barriers to employment and are not well-serviced by the Commonwealth system. These groups include refugees, retrenched workers, the long-term unemployed, disengaged young people, people with disabilities, public housing tenants and Aboriginal Victorians. In the Highlands Region, JVEN services are provided by Westvic Staffing Solutions and Qualify Training.

Karrung
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Direct Link: Uniting Care Ballarat Site
Supporting young people with housing and education The Karrung Foyer is an integrated housing and support program for young people aged 16-25 years. It provides support to eligible young people from the Grampians region to engage in education, employment and training with the aim of moving towards independence and the prevention of future homelessness. Young people can stay in the program for up to two years.

LOOKOUT
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
Supporting education of young people in out-of-home care Children and young people in out-of-home care face unique education and training challenges. The new LOOKOUT Education Support Centre will employ education experts and support staff to assist these vulnerable young people to remain positively engaged in education and achieve their educational goals.

MIPS
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
School based pathways knowledge & skill development MIPs aims to help young people to develop their knowledge and understanding of education, training and employment options, and develop skills to effectively manage their careers and pathways throughout their lives. MIPs is a key strategy to improve young people's transition from school by strengthening school responsibility for monitoring young people's pathways until they complete Year 12 or equivalent.

National Work Experience Programme
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Direct Link: Australian Employment Site
Part of jobactive, work experience programme which places job seekers in real life work experience placements The National Work Experience Programme is part of jobactive. It is a work experience program which places job seekers in real life work experience placements. It helps jobseekers gain experience and confidence, while demonstrating skills to potential employers.The National Work Experience Programme will offer work experience and employment opportunities for job seekers by providing unpaid placements with employers for up to four weeks, to a maximum of 25 hours per week.

Navigator
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
Supporting young people disengaged from education to return to school The Navigator program works with disengaged learners and their support networks to return them to education or training. Young people will be referred to Navigator by schools, TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations, and community organisations. Navigator will support the most disengaged young people in the region to get back into education and achieve their potential.

P-Tech
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federation.edu.au/ptech
Studying for the Senior Secondary Certificate with an industry supported pathway to a STEM related post-school qualification The P-Tech program provides students with the skills and support required to successfully navigate the transition from school to work or university. Ultimately students will move on from Federation College as skilled candidates for jobs or further education.

Reconnect: Engagement & Learning Support Program
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www.reconnectballarat.com.au
Connecting young people aged 15-24 who have left school early to pathways into education and employment Reconnect programs will assess the learning and non-learning needs and career goals of eligible young people and develop an agreed learning plan. Support will be provided to assist young people to commence and stay in vocational training, whilst supervised workplace experiences will also be arranged to increase employability. Young people will be assisted to transition in to employment or further training.

SFYS (School Focussed Youth Services)
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bchc.org.au
For young people at school requiring early intervention to stay engaged Through School Focused Youth Services (SFYS), schools and community organisations work together to support young people aged 10-18 years who are attending school (but are at risk of disengaging) to remain connected to education.

Skills & Jobs Centre
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
Career advice on training & employment options For young people looking to train or reskill, the Skills & Jobs Centre at Federation University is the first port-of-call to receive expert advice on training and employment opportunities. This one-stop-shop offers a range of support services for individuals and businesses.

Springboard
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bgt.org.au/springboard
Supporting young people exiting out-of-home care with education options Springboard is for young people in or leaving residential and Lead Tenant out-of-home care by providing access, opportunities and support to education, training and/or employment pathways.

The Back To Work Scheme
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www.vic.gov.au/backtowork
Employer incentives to hire disadvantaged job seekers such as young people aged 15-25 The Victorian Government's Back to Work Scheme is about creating jobs for Victorians. The Scheme encourages employers to hire disadvantaged job seekers by giving them financial and training support.

Training for Employment Scholarships
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
Incentives for small businesses to hire an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 Under Training for Employment Scholarships, businesses with less then 200 staff who hire an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 after 1 March 2015 may be eligible for funding of up to $7500 to help the employee gain new skills or qualifications.

Transition to Work
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www.gforce.org.au
Intensive pre-employment support for YP aged 15 - 21 The Transition to Work service, delivered by Gforce in the Highlands Region has a strong focus on helping young people understand and develop the skills, attributes and behaviours employers are seeking. Transition to Work is for young people aged 15 to 21 who are at risk of becoming long-term unemployed and are not attending or engaged with school or study. Services include: financial assistance for work related or training costs, practical skill development, participation in work experience, identification of local employment opportunities and connection to relevant local community services.

Work & Learning Centre
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www.bschub.com.au
Mentoring and coaching clients to re-enter employment and/or training The Next Steps Work & Learning Centre is a free service providing assistance to people to improve their job readiness. This service aims to reduce unemployment in the Ballarat region by working with individuals, the community and employers. Support is provided to anyone who needs it, with a specific focus on public housing residents.

Work for the Dole
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www.employment.gov.au/work-dole
Part of jobactive to help people 18 and over gain the skills they need to become work-ready Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job. Eligible job seekers registered with a jobactive provider will need to participate in Work for the Dole or another approved activity for six months each year to keep receiving their income support if they have mutual obligation requirements.

Youth Employment Pathways
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Direct Link: Victorian Education Site
Funding for organisations to assist disengaged young people to engage with school, VET or employment Youth Employment Pathways offers funding to support community service organisations to assist disengaged youth, aged 15 to 18, to get back into school, start vocational education and training (VET) or move into the workforce.









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