Skillset Youth Connect is performing at an all time high following the success of Skillset’s SkillForce360 jobs and skills growth campaign.  In their third quarter results, Youth Connect have exceeded their annual registration target by 16% and already achieved 6% over their annual target for placements! This showcases the number of young people’s lives our team have truly impacted.

Youth Connect consultants provide advice and support through helping clients to realise their personal strengths and unique skills, and further help them to access local training to build upon these skills to then be able to access employment opportunities.


SkillForce360 Case Study: 

When Chelsea came to Skillset Youth Connect, she was at a cross road in terms of training and job hunting.  She had left school quite early due bullying and the associated impact on her mental health.  Time has since passed and at 18 she realises the importance of education and learning new skills.

Chelsea met with her Youth Connect consultant, Alana and they discussed her interests in helping people and making a difference. She expressed an interest in working with people with disability as well as older people in aged care.  She had also been thinking about working in the beauty industry.

Chelsea was looking for career planning advice to explore potential pathways and training options. She also needed assistance with her resume so she could job search.  Chelsea initially decided she would like to enrol in a Certificate III Individual Support, but unfortunately, she needed to focus on her health and was unable to join the course at that time.

After a few months, Chelsea felt well enough to begin job searching and soon secured casual work in retail.  She continued to explore training options with Youth Connect and was eventually assisted to enrol in Certificate III Beauty Services.  She is now powering through her course and plans are in place for her to continue into a Diploma and Nail Technology course.

It’s stories like this that really make us love what we do – helping others to realise their potential and strive for their goals.

If you’re aged between 15-19 and not in school, training or work, Youth Connect offer free advice, support and training to help you take the next step towards your future.

Talk to a Youth Connect Consultant on 1300 853 525.