Take the next step towards your future!
Skillset Youth Connect is a free service that guides you to plan, set and achieve the education, training and career goals that are right for you.
Our Consultants provide free advice and support that will build the future you want.
- Learn about the personal strengths and unique skills you already have.
- Receive realistic career advice and a career plan that is unique to you.
- Access local training that builds the skills you need.
- Connect with employers to gain work experience and paid employment
We also work in tandem with schools, TAFE NSW and community service organisations to make sure everyone is working together to help you meet the goals you set.
What is Skillset Youth Connect?
Skillset Youth Connect first started in July 2016 and is funded by the Department of Education to deliver the Regional VET pathways initiative – a pilot program aimed at alleviating youth unemployment.
Our key objectives are to deliver individualised career planning and support services that engage and retain young people in education, vocational training and employment.
Who can we help?
- Anyone aged 15 to 19.
- Not currently enrolled in school or training or working in a paid job.
- Living in Central West NSW or Dubbo.
- Not currently engaged with a Job Active Provider.
How are we doing?
Since starting in July 2016, we’ve worked in collaboration with key agencies to register more than 350 young people. 70% have re-engaged in school, enrolled in training or commenced in paid employment.
“I spent lots of time applying for different jobs and kept missing out. I frustrated and confused about where I was going wrong. Then I met Skillset Youth Connect. They helped me to identify my strengths and set clear career goals. Within weeks I started a traineeship at First Choice Credit Union studying Certificate III in Financial Services.”
– Sara Nonnemacher
“I finished school last year and was considering going to Uni, but I just didn’t feel ready and wanted to explore all my options. Skillset Youth Connect helped with career advice and identified a pathway towards my dream job – game design! I started in a Certificate III Information Digital Media & Technology at TAFE NSW to begin my career journey.”
– Callum Jennings
“Youth Connect has been a major help to me. They have helped me fix up my resume, helped me put in applications and put my name out there for job companies to notice me. To this day, my consultant still helps me out and sends me emails about traineeships and job opportunities. I would highly agree that Skillset is a positive helpful company.”
– Tharni Jo Parkinson