Empowering Youth

Have fun, meet new people and reach your employment goals. Empowering YOUth is a no-cost program that can help you overcome barriers to work.

This program is for you if you are aged 15 to 24 or if you face complex issues that could impact on your future.

Empowering Youth is delivered through the Job Quest phone app. The app tracks points based on your achievements. It helps you reach goals and complete the program. The Job Quest app is available on Android and Apple devices.

Participants will develop:

Youth Community
  • Social skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Employability
  • Confidence
  • Motivation to work

MatchWorks is delivering the program across Victoria, South Australian and Queensland.

Contact us or call 1300 13 23 63 for more information.

Cats Match

MatchWorks and the Geelong Football Club are supporting young job seekers in the Geelong region. Cats Match offers employability training with weekly health and wellbeing sessions. This no-cost program builds confidence and skills in a fun, active environment.

Geelong Cats players and staff run the health and well-being sessions including:

Geelong Cats

MatchWorks employability training covers:

  • interviews skills
  • business and social etiquette
  • self-awareness and skills
  • developing routines
  • information from apprenticeship and traineeship providers
  • information from employers and community services
  • makeovers and presentation for work
  • budgeting once you find a job
  • how to keep your job
  • physical and mental health support.

Want to join our 2020 program? Contact us.

Ready for Work

Are you under 24, out of school and ready for work?

This 6-week program runs over 2 days a week at a convenient location in Brisbane, accessible via public transport.

Delivered in a fun and engaging environment, participants have the opportunity to:

  • Gain practical employability skills to successfully find work
  • Improve confidence and motivation to seek employment
  • Consider training and pathways relevant for various careers
  • Develop social skills and build strong peer support networks.
  • Receive mentoring and support to help them achieve their goals.

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Eligibility criteria apply.

Contact us to find our more or call 1300 13 23 63.

XLR8

XLR8 is a no-cost 12-day program for job seekers aged 16 to 24 years. Young people will gain skills and confidence, explore career pathways and establish regular routines.

XLR8 focuses on:

  • Establishing new relationships – personal and work
  • Improve communication skills
  • Career advice – different employment options
  • Attitude and self-esteem
  • Personal perceptions & self-awareness
  • Team work – effectively working with others
  • Goal setting
  • Guidance on using technology to search and apply for work
  • Current job searching strategies and job search assistance, including accessing the hidden job market
  • Advice on personal presentation, including interview outfits
  • Resume and cover letter to suit the current job market
  • The interview process
  • Managing your social media profile – tips and traps.

You also have the chance to complete the genU Training hospitality skill set course.

Contact us to find out how you can join XLR8.

Youth Services