Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment is an NSW Government initiative designed to get young people started in work. Navitas English delivers this free* program to 15 to 24-year-olds in the Western Sydney region, creating job-readiness through tailored personal assistance.
Young people might suffer obstacles such as lifestyle issues, lack of transport, incomplete education, childcare needs, disability and mental health. The Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program team works with them to remove these barriers to job success with training, work experience and connections to community services.
Access to the free Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment program is available for young people who:
The primary goal of Smart, Skilled and Hired is sustainable employment. We aim to establish trusted connections with young people looking for help, and engage them in a program that meets their needs and gives them hope.
We begin with an informal conversation in a setting where the participant feels comfortable, such as a local café. If the client prefers, we can also meet at one of our Navitas English colleges throughout Western Sydney. Our professional team members then work with people to assess skills and interests, and set job goals. Navitas English also has well-established community networks with employers, trainers, health and support services in Western Sydney, giving participants the benefit of our professional networks.
Next, an individual plan is developed for each participant, including some, or all, of the following:
At Navitas English, we understand that everyone is different, and you might have questions about getting started, or how the program might work for your clients. We would love to chat about how Smart, Skilled and Hired can support young people kick-start their lives, so please give us a call today.
*The Smart, Skilled and Hired Youth Employment is funded by the NSW Government.