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The Northern Territory Industry Training Bureau Inc. (NTITB) was formed in 1998 by the six Training Boards and Councils operating in the Northern Territory.  The organisation was created to provide broad industry support and expertise for Territorians to gain maximum advantage from the ‘New Apprenticeship Centres’ established by the Federal Government.  Work placements were supported, and over time NTITB developed a range of services to support Territorians to gain access to, and benefit from, opportunities in education, training and employment.

In 2003, the operational arm of ‘YouthWorX NT’ was created.   This reflected the range of school-to-work and employability skills programs and projects that the organisation was providing.  YouthWorX NT is now a widely recognised brand in industry, business, school and community networks.

The foundation principles of working together and developing programs in response to identified need continue to guide the work of NTITB.  Today NTITB provides a range of diverse programs which include life and career coaching and the delivery of services to support employability skills for Territorians.  NTITB - more commonly known as YouthWorX NT - is widely recognised for its ability to deliver high quality projects and programs with measurable outcomes across diverse groups and programs in the Northern Territory.

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TIMELINE OF

KEY EVENTS

FORMATION

NTITB Formed

The Northern Territory Industry Training Bureau Inc. (NTITB) was formed by the six Training Advisory Councils operating in the Northern Territory.

1998

Darwin, NT

OPERATIONAL

New Apprenticeship Centre NT

1998

Darwin, NT

OPERATIONAL

(ECEF/DEST) Structured Workplacement Centre

(Darwin VET in Schools Workplacement Centre) Coordination and management of VETiS Workplacement opportunities for Year 9 – 12 students studying VET in the Darwin region.

2000-2004

Darwin, NT

EXPANSION

YouthWorX NT operational arm launched

2003

Darwin, NT

PARTNERSHIPS

(DEST/DEEWR) Local Community Partnerships

This program is designed to foster a strategic, whole of community approach to improving education and transition outcomes for all young people under the age of 24.

• Adopt-a-School Project

• Career Transition Support Program

2004

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Work Ready Program (GTNT)

This School-to-Work Transition Program facilitated Years 10, 11 and 12 students taking part in Work Experience placement. Working with young people and employers to facilitate the work experience with a view to gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship.

2006-2012

Darwin, NT

COLLABORATION

Connecting Industry with Schools

To connect schools with employers who registered their interest in participating in school to work transition activities.

2007

Darwin, NT

LEADERSHIP

School and Industry Leaders Forums

Australian Government, Dept of Education, Science and Training

2007-2009

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Katherine Region Youth Action Group

Families, Housing, Communities and Indigenous Affairs YouthWorX NT engaged to link with and strengthen existing measures to address current gaps in youth diversionary activities. Including safe and healthy activities and alternative to drinking and other forms of substance abuse.

2008-2009

Darwin, NT

LEADERSHIP

Stronger Smarter Sisters Leadership-Mentor Camp

To retain or re-engage Participants in the school environment through to completion of year 12 or its equivalent; to engage or re-engage Participants in non school-based education, vocational learning and training; and prepare Participants for effective engagement in Job Network activities.

2009

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Australian Apprenticeships Access Program - Mission Australia

Work readiness skills training for young people on Centrelink

2009

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

DEEWR Youth Pathways

To retain or re-engage Participants in the school environment through to completion of year 12 or its equivalent; to engage or re-engage Participants in non school-based education, vocational learning and training; and prepare Participants for effective engagement in Job Network activities.

2009

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

NTG NT Careers Expos

To retain or re-engage Participants in the school environment through to completion of year 12 or its equivalent; to engage or re-engage Participants in non school-based education, vocational learning and training; and prepare Participants for effective engagement in Job Network activities.

2010-2012

Darwin, NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Remote Careers Days

Groote Eylandt – Jabiru Career days held in remote communities highlighting the variety and range of local jobs available on community.

2010-2011

ACROSS THE NT

PARTNERSHIP

School Business Community Partnership Brokers Program

Delivered in two regions in remote Northern Territory with Partnership Brokers working across sectors to facilitate partnerships focused on improving education and transition to work outcomes for young people in Darwin and remote communities.

2010-2015

REMOTE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Australian Apprenticeships Access Program – Group Training NT

Preparing participants (15-24 years) to identify career options, identify local potential host employers and develop job seeking skills as well as employability and personal skills.

2010-2013

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Wise Employment/ Diversity Wise ProgramGroup Training NT

This program explored employability skills and how to successfully find a job. Participant would participate in skills exploration and how to present themselves well, resume work, applying for jobs and developing interviews skills.

2011

ACROSS THE NT

LEADERSHIP

Future Jobs Forum

2011-2012

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

WorXskills Program

Equity Grant

Correctional Services

2011-2012

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Skills Audit

Developed and delivered for the Department of Corrections to assist in the selection of suitable training and employment programs for women as part of their pre-release strategy. Outcome: 14 women prepared for further training post release. 5 new courses put on scope by the RTO

2013-2014

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Skills 21

Supporting YP with Down Syndrome transiting from school to work to seek further education, training opportunities and employment, including job-shadowing opportunities.

2013-2014

ACROSS THE NT

LEADERSHIP

Guiding Circles leaders' training

Training delivered to people working with vulnerable young people. This holistic approach combines a traditional Aboriginal worldview with contemporary career development concepts.

2014

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

National Youth Week

Media workshops were offered for young people to get a taste of working with different media equipment, and learn new skills in digital photography, simple animation and video. Activities were held in Wugularr, Katherine and Binjari.

2014

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Our Futures Deadly Way

A partnership with the Council of Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS) and BCA National Training. This program provided Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in residential rehabilitation in Darwin with a holistic, scaffolded approach to employment and career goal and pathway planning, and foundation skills training.

2015

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

National Disability Service Katherine Community Inclusion Project

Part of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), this Project explored innovative approaches to transitioning young people with a disability from school into community inclusive participation.

2015-2016

KATHERINE

ENGAGEMENT

Community Development & Participation Project – Katherine

Three short term projects to increase the engagement and capacity of services in the Katherine and surrounding region. They were: Work experience & exposure; Training development; Workforce development.

2015

KATHERINE

ENGAGEMENT

NDS Katherine Community Inclusion Pilot Project

In partnership with Step Out Community Access Service, Kintore street School, to explore innovative approaches to facilitate community inclusion including social and economic participation for people with a disability living in Katherine. To explore new opportunities for people with disability to have more choice and control over all aspects of their lives and the supports they use.

2015

KATHERINE

ENGAGEMENT

Katherine Community Capacity and Engagement Project

Katherine Community Capacity and Engagement Project Focused on work experience, capacity building and workforce development. This includes consulting with employers and vulnerable young people who had left school to develop a best practice work experience model for young job seekers, identifying the capacity of local service providers to deliver pre-employment training to and Coaching Young People for Success training. Outcome: Best practice work experience guide for employers and 30 trained practitioners.

2015

KATHERINE

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

CareerStart Pre-Employment Programs

Electrotech – Automotive – Community Services – Construction - Hospitality In collaboration with an RTO such as Charles Darwin University or Alana Kaye these Pre-employment programs provided young people with the opportunity to gain essential skills and increase their ability to commence and successfully complete an apprenticeship or traineeship and sustain employment.

2014 - 2020

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Job Club (WISE Employment) programs

Included career exploration and personal goal setting to achieve vocational pathways. These tailored courses are aimed at improving participants' job search skills and include skills audits, creating effective resumes, interview techniques and career investigation. Outcome: 200 jobseekers from diverse backgrounds participated in the workshops and had individually tailored employment plans completed.

2019

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Skills Employment and Career Expos (SECE)

For 8 years YWNT has delivered SECE in Darwin, Alice Springs and regional areas. SECE provided a forum for employers, students and job seekers to engage in labour market discussions and explore opportunities.

2014 - 2020

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Job Club

Based on our earlier Job Club, for young people aged 16-24 years in the Darwin YWCA Youth Diversion program in collaboration with NT Police. This included career exploration, goal setting, job search, vocational education and training, pathways to traineeships and work experience.

2015-2020

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Virtual Jobs Fair (Australian Government)

Coordinate, manage and deliver the event and other related activities. The Virtual Jobs Fair Provide job seekers and employers with the opportunity to connect virtually about the skills they are looking for and available job opportunities.

2020

DARWIN

LEADERSHIP

Social Practice Learning Hub

The SPLH was developed to deliver specialist training to Territory Families employees over five years. Training is offered across the Territory in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, to ensure that professionals working in the NT Government, community service agencies and schools have access to the best-practice skills, tools and knowledge required to serve our communities.

2020-2025

ACROSS THE NT

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Transition to Work Service

Australian Government The service provides vocational guidance and a range of skills and capabilities building activities to young people aged between 15 to 21 years who live in the service in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston.

2016-2022 (current)

DARWIN, CASUARINA, PALMERSTON

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Career Launchpad (NDIS)

The Career Launchpad (Pilot) service provided 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.

2019-2020

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Career Launchpad (DSS)

Career Launchpad is a program that supports talented young people to transition from school into the world of work. It is a specialised program for young people with a diagnosed disability who are not eligible for an NDIS Plan.

2020-2022

DARWIN

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Encompass

This program provides participants with one-on-one holistic supports in health and wellbeing, further education, community action and connections through positive relationships, all with a focus on employment to help support their individual journey.

2021 - ongoing

DARWIN