The phone app Job Quest and tracks points based on player achievements.

The phone app Job Quest tracks points based on player achievements.

Have fun, meet new people and reach your employment goals

Empowering YOUth is a new program helping unemployed Australians overcome barriers preventing them joining the workforce.

It is meant for people aged 15 to 24 and particularly those who face complex issues that could have an impact on their futures.

The program works through a specialised phone app called Job Quest and tracks points based on player achievements as they travel on the pathway to employment. The Job Quest app is available on Android and Apple devices.

It motivates participants to reach goals and complete the program, while also receiving mentoring support.

Participants will develop:

  • Social skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Employability
  • Confidence
  • Motivation to seek employment

MatchWorks is delivering the initiative through the YOUth Community model across Victoria, South Australian and Queensland locations.

The first programs kicked off in Bendigo (Victoria), Noarlunga (South Australia) and Strathpine (Queensland) in October 2017, with further programs commencing in 2018 in Cairns (Queensland), Werribee (Victoria),  Chermside (Queensland) and Norwood (South Australia).

All enquiries for the YOUth Community program should be forwarded to Tracey Fenton. Email: