What is Career Launchpad?
The Career Launchpad service will provide one-on-one, specialised career coaching and vocational support for talented young people with different abilities in their transition from school and into the world of work.
12 months of servicing will be offered to identified young people who are transitioning out of either Year 11 or Year 12 mainstream schooling in the Darwin region and who are referred by the NT Government’s Transition from School Team (TST).
The service will provide the above cohort of young people with the opportunity to engage in a well-established, specialised youth career service in the safe, supportive environment provided by YouthWorX NT (YWNT) along with their ‘mainstream’ peers.
Participants will be supported by a specialised Youth Development Coach (YDC) over a 12-month period in accessing vocational guidance, skills and capabilities building and real-world opportunities. Core to a young person’s journey through Career Launchpad will be the development of a dynamic, Co-Designed Plan.
Participants will be supported in accessing and completing a work placement of 3-4 months in an open employment setting. This will include on-the-job vocational training and training and support for the host organisation.
Outcomes for participants will include:
a demonstrated improvement in their personal, social and practical employability skills;
consolidation of these skills through a supported work placement;
and an informed and robust final Co-Designed Plan that will assist young people and their families to understand and access the services and supports that will help them achieve and sustain a pathway toward open employment.
Real World Opportunities
Source work taster and work experience relevant to the Young Person’s passion and aspirations.
Assist with sourcing suitable job, apprenticeships and traineeships.
Once in employment or education, participants YDCs will keep in contact with the Young Person and the employer or training organisation to provide support and advice.
Why YouthWorX NT?
At YouthWorX NT we have expertise in helping people identify suitable vocational pathways and transition into training and employment. This is reflected is reflected in a wide range of programs and services we have provided over that last two decades in the Northern Territory. These include pre-employment training, careers, work experience placements, skills audits and career development opportunities.
Phone: (08) 8981 8870