Services Employment programs Employability Skills Training Employability Skills Training The path to secure employment is not a fast-tracked, one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why our team of highly skilled employment and training specialists work collaboratively with hundreds of young people each year to create an individualised plan that will see each young person equipped with the skills and confidence to engage in long term, meaningful employment. Our approach to training is: project-based flexible tailored to your needs AND includes on-the-job assessments, simulated role plays, as well as immersive, virtual experiences Our youth-specialist Employability Skills Training supports young people under 25 years on income support to develop communication, teamwork, time management and problem solving, career development and job preparation skills to secure meaningful employment. Participation can also explore a variety of different career pathways that match their interests Employability Skills Training is delivered over a 3-week intensive by our specialised youth employment coaches explore a variety of different career pathways that match individuals’ interests. Job seekers will have access to work site visits, employer networking events, presentations, mock interviews and an opportunity to participate in our social enterprise trainee program at The Little Social. All of our training takes place in an informal, youth-friendly environment. We make sure that young people don't just find jobs, but they stay in jobs. How we will help you Our dedicated team of training and recruitment coaches will work alongside you to create an individualised plan to equip you with the relevant skills and boosted confidence for getting and keeping a job. We take the time to get to know you before assessing your needs, goals and aspirations. TJ's story We support hundreds of young people every year to get them into employment. TJ attended both our Block 1 and Block 2 programs, and landed her dream job with help from our Youth Coaches. Read TJ's story. Training options for you Through our Employability Skills Training (EST) we will ensure that: Training is targeted to your needs, goals and aspirations You are offered Industry Awareness Experiences and interactions with local employers and industries Projects and activities are innovative and interactive, using cutting-edge technology You are provided with skills, confidence and direct links to work trials with real local employers You are linked to supports, based on your needs, through us or one of our many partners All of our training locations are accessible and close to public transport Our activities are regularly reviewed and endorsed by local industry and employer bodies You are equipped to be more competitive for entry level job opportunities. By participating in our EST program, you will also have access to our aspirational, life-changing services to help address other barriers and provide access to employment, education, training, health care, counselling, and outreach services. Not sure which training is right for you? Reach out to us and let's chat. Block 1 – Steps to Success Understand and apply the 10 Core Skills for Work: Managing career & work life; Work with roles; Rights & protocols; Communication & teamwork; Planning, organising & making decisions; Identifying & solving problems; Create & innovate; Recognise & utilise diverse perspectives; and, Working in a digital world Create, understand and explore different workplace environments Acquire advanced Job Searching skills, including preparing and writing resumes, preparing for and practicing job interviews Gain a sharper understanding of the local labour market so you can identify and pursue sustainable jobs. Download our Employability Skills Training flyer Block 2 – Ready to Launch Industry focused activities that create local job pathways for you. Block 2 offers the following course types: Generalist: covers a range of employing industries to help you decide which industry is best for you OR Specialist: build specific skills in your chosen industry (which could include Hospitality, Construction, Community & Health Services, Warehousing, Retail, Apprenticeships/Traineeships) and complete accredited training units needed to work in a specific industry (e.g. Food Handers, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Construction Induction Card, First Aid, Work Health & Safety). Download our Employability Skills Training flyer Or, you can check out our Service Delivery Plans for Participants or Service Delivery Plans for Employers, anytime. Locations Our Employability Skills Training programs are currently being delivered via our Youth Hubs at Melton and Sunshine. Other programs will be available across Western Melbourne, Inner Melbourne and South East Melbourne over the coming months. For a full list of Youth Projects locations, please check out our Locations page. Our connected services At Youth Projects, each young person has access to additional supports for mental health, alcohol and other drug counselling, accredited vocational training and other services to ensure you receive the most effective support based on your own goals, aspirations, and needs. Want to join us? Participate: if you are a young person experiencing unemployment or are an early school leader looking for a job or training, we may be able to help you. Drop us a line today and let's chat! Find out more: If you’d like to talk to someone about our EST programs, please contact us on (03) 9304 9100 or contact us via email. Sign me up: If you are ready to jump on board, or would like to refer your clients, please complete our Referral contact form. SIGN UP TODAY Employability Skills Training Providers are proudly supported by the Australian Government's Department of Education, Skills and Employment. For more information, please visit www.dese.gov.au/workforce-australia. Youth Projects welcomes all feedback to improve our services and better support you. We may ask for feedback from time-to-time via informal (talk to us) and formal (surveys) feedback so we can address any concerns and record your suggestions for improvement in our quality feedback register. For more information please chat to our EST team or Contact us directly on 03 9304 9100.