Education and Skills Development
Money Savvy – Sydney and National
A HSBC supported program improving the financial literacy of high school students by providing information about debt, savings, and superannuation in one-off fast-paced, interactive workshops. Delivering information to large numbers of students with volunteers from HSBC. Money Savvy is run nationally and coordinated from Metro Region.
Links to Learning – Nowra, Bomaderry, Vincentia
Links to Learning is a targeted program implemented by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to improve outcomes for young people and focuses on effective transitions for at risk young people. Young people at risk who access Links to Learning are provided with learning opportunities and support services to assist them to remain in or re-engage with, education, training or transition to employment.
YWCA NSW Links to Learning Program is delivered to Year 9 students (aged 14-15 years old) in four local high schools and a transition program for students in Year 6 at three primary schools. YWCA NSW provides an innovative program with a range of activities such as video production, food preparation, and poetry workshops as well as life skills activities aiming to improve a young person’s wellbeing. Life skills include self-esteem building, budgeting/ literacy/ numeracy, and health awareness workshops.
Community in the Kitchen (CiTK) - Lismore
Community in the Kitchen (CiTK) is a YWCA NSW program for at-risk young people, including Indigenous youth, in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The program is designed to help the participants (aged between 16 and 24 years of age) reach their educational and social potential by providing opportunities for meaningful participation and engagement. This is achieved through the provision of training and employment opportunities that increase the likelihood of significantly better life outcomes.
CitK provides accredited training in Certificate II Hospitality, III Hospitality and Certificate II Rural Operations, as well as vocational experience through support from local businesses. A number of support services are also provided in collaboration with other youth and community services in the areas of life and job skills as well as legal, drug and alcohol education.
Kick Start – Lismore & Campbelltown
KickStart is multi-phased, holistic approach to help at-risk youth reach their full employment potential. The program supports young people across two regions, Campbelltown and Lismore.
Structured in two phases over a 12-month period, a two-day workshop providing support around employability and life skills and a three-month intensive program integrating personalized case management and social and emotional support, delivered in conjunction with further life and employability skills development, and accredited vocational training.
Ngalingah Mijung Dubais (Our Happy Women) - Lismore
The Ngalingah Mijung Dubais program is led by a YWCA NSW Cultural Engagement Officer. The program increases education, employment and further training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Lismore area by engaging them in a prevocational course to develop necessary skills to enter the workforce.
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