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Youth Transitions Support Program

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The Youth Transition Support Program supports young people of refugee and migrant background aged 15-25 years to build their skills and participate in education and employment.
The program places a strong focus on workplace readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, and creating strong social connections.

Working with lead agency Brotherhood of Saint Laurence (BSL), the program utilises our organisation’s strong connection to the community and our well-established networks. The approach, called Advantaged Thinking, to working with young people. This methodology focuses on their strengths and aspirations rather than on their barriers or potential deficits.

YTS participants visiting the Big Issue Office.

Support offered

  • Assistance to write resumes, cover letters and to search for jobs
  • Support to find employment, training, volunteer opportunities and work placements
  • Providing information about education and employment pathways
  • Organising industry visits and industry guest speakers
  • Enrolment in short courses (e.g. computer coding courses)
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YTS participant at the Future of Work networking event.
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YTS participants at Conservation Day.

Program info

The Youth Transition Program works specifically with young people of refugee and migrant background aged 15-25 years.