Projects and Service Delivery

Skills, Employment and Careers Expo

The Skills, Employment & Careers Expos have been delivered annually by YouthWorX NT on behalf of the NT Government since 2010. YouthWorX NT has facilitated the success and growth of this event which is now held in 5 locations: Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy. In 2014 the events attracted over 200 exhibitors and nearly 6000 attendees. The events provide a valuable opportunity for local students and job seekers to meet and engage with business, employers, training providers and educational institutions, both local and national. 

For more information on the upcoming Skills, Employment & Careers Expos please contact our Program Officers Paula Potts or Sim O'Callaghan on 8981 8870, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Pre-employment Training Courses 

In response to skill shortages in trade areas, YouthWorX NT collaborates with local training providers to deliver supported training to young people interested in gaining relevant qualifications which will lead to sustainable employment in the trades. Vocational training, including work experience, is provided with concurrent and ongoing mentoring and support for the learners. YouthWorX NT liaises with employers, provides one on one job coaching and teaches skills for job search. Currently YouthWorX NT, in collaboration with Charles Darwin University, is delivering a pre-employment Certificate II in Electrotechnology in Darwin. 

For more information on Pre-employment Training Courses please contact Paula Potts on 8981 8870 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 NDS Katherine Community Inclusion Project

In partnership with Step Out Community Access and Kintore Street Special School, YouthWorX NT will consult with four service users and their families. The partnership will explore innovative approaches to facilitating community inclusion, including both social and economic participation, for people living with a disability in Katherine. 

Utilising a strengths-based approach that is age and culturally appropriate, YouthWorX NT will support this partnership to promote greater collaboration between local service providers, people with a disability, their families and guardians and the general community. 

Using co-design and Participatory Action Research, we will develop models of individualised support which are underpinned by choice and meaningful participation. These learnings will help to inform implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Katherine and the Northern Territory. 

For more information on the NDS Katherine Community Inclusion Project please contact Liz Reid on 8981 8870 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To read more about the organisations and their projects, visit the Community Inclusion page on the NDS website: http://www.nds.org.au/projects/article/196

Katherine Community Capacity and Engagement Project 

This project consists of three strategies to support long term local workforce development in the Katherine and surrounding region. In partnership with Jobfind and the Chamber of Commerce, YouthWorX NT will consult with employers and young people who have left school to develop a best practice work experience model relevant to the needs and context of the region. This model will be avalible to stakeholders through the Chamber of Commerce website. 

The project will identify the capacity of local service providers to deliver pre-employment and life skills for vocational pathways training to vulnerable young people in Katherine. To assist service providers in staff professional development and training, Coaching Young People For Success leader training will be delivered to individuals currently in roles supporting and mentoring young people. 

For more information on the Katherine Community Capacity and Engagement Project please contact Liz Reid or Christina Borger on 8981 8870 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 Job Clubs

YouthWorX NT develops and facilitates Job Clubs for job seekers. These tailored courses are aimed at improving participants' job search skills and include skills audits, creating effective resumes, interview techniques and career investigation. 

For more information on Job Clubs please contact Paula Potts on 8981 8870 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Katherine Career Connections

In partnership with Katherine YMCA, YouthWorX NT will hold an evening event in June to connect young people with an opportunity to learn about both long and short term career options in the Katherine region. The informal evening will include a meal for participants and employers, together with the opportunity to discuss a range of career options. It will follow a similar process to 'speed dating' with small groups moving between presenters and employers sharing their career journeys and some basic information about local opportunities in their industry. 

For more information on Katherine Career Connections please contact Christina Borger on 8971 2405 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Borroloola Careers Expo 

YouthWorX NT will be facilitating a remote Careers Expo at Borroloola in October 2015. The event will highlight the wide range of jobs avalible in Borroloola and give students and job seekers a chance to speak one on one with employers. We look forward to working with the Borroloola community to put on a great event. 

For more information on the Borroloola Careers Expo please contact Sim O'Callaghan on 8981 8870 or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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YouthWorX NT is the project arm of the NT Industry Training Bureau Inc. We are a not for profit organisation working in collaboration with young people, schools, government departments, community service organisations and business and industry to create strong partnerships and equity through supporting career development opportunities for all young Territorians. .

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