Regional VET Pathways Initiative
The Government's Regional Vocational Education and Training (VET) Pathways initiative supports 15 to 19 year olds not in study or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work. The initiative offers services to re-engage young people and help them pursue careers.
The following service providers are currently offering young people access to career mentoring, planning and brokerage of pathways to training and employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships:
- Connect Northern Rivers in the Richmond-Tweed region
Contact: Sue Ryan, phone 02 6622 4199 or (m) 0477 885 256
- Mid Coast Connect in the Mid-North Coast region
Contact: Jenny Fraser, phone 02 6583 5910 or (m) 0418 624 342 or for more information go to: www.midcoastconnect.com.au
- Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) in the Capital region
Contact: Anja Livingstone, phone (02) 6297 3121 or (m) 0429 843 297 or for more information go to: www.srbec.com.au
- Skillset in the Central West region
Contact: Julie Cross, (m) 0428 567 481 or Sharon Bradley, (m) 0438 140 701 or for more information go to: www.skillset.com.au/youth-connect
- Careers Network in the New England North West region
Contact: Debbie Taekata, phone (02) 6763 4800 or (m) 0412 078 003 or for more information go to: www.careersnetwork.org.au
The NSW Regional VET Pathways program will support an estimated 1,000 young people each year to find pathways into education, training or work.