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: Leanne O’Grady (m) 0402 428 831
- Mid Coast Connect in the Mid-North Coast region
Contact: Jenny Fraser (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 for more information go to: www.srbec.com.au
- Skillset in the Central West region
Contact: Marissa Clift, phone (m) 0428 056 093 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.