The Youth Employment Support Program (YES) assists young people to transition into the workforce by providing them with the practical skills they need to successfully find work. YES is a short program (up to 6–8 weeks duration) targeting young job seekers that lack the skills and/or knowledge to find employment.

 

Objectives:

The YES Program will provide job search assistance and training, including:

  • resume preparation and writing;

  • job interview skills;

  • job search advice, including where to look for work, how to apply for work, and understanding employer expectations;

  • networking opportunities with local businesses and employers to share their experiences and industry knowledge;

  • employability skills, such as communication in the workplace, working in a team, problem solving, planning and organising, and self-management.

 

The delivery of the program will be tailored to each participants’ circumstances.

 

Target Groups:

The YES Program primarily targets Queensland residents aged 15–24 years who identify with any of the following circumstances:

  • ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance

  • require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment

  • have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed

 

Priority will be given to young people who have already left school or are undertaking further education and training. School students may only participate in Ready for Work where it can be demonstrated that the student meets all of the following:

  • is at risk of disengaging from school

  • has minimal barriers to achieving employment i.e. they only require minimal assistance to successfully transition to work

  • does not have access to other forms of job search assistance

 

For more information on the program contact DISCO's YES Officer on 0457 871 530


 

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