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Farewell TtW (Transition to Work)

On the 30 June, our Transition to Work (TtW) program concluded with a reunion of all the program's staff past and present.

For the past six years, Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) has delivered the federally funded Transition to Work (TtW) program to support young people, aged 15-24, with employment and training, as well as leading a national TtW Community of Practice (CoP).

While our contract for this program has concluded, other providers will continue to provide this service to those who need it most.

On its last day, Thursday 30 June, over 50 current and former staff gathered to reflect on all they had achieved with the program, including:

  1. Led a Community of Practice with 10 specialist youth TtW providers nationally.
  2. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, quickly grew TtW team to respond to and support the needs of an additional 500 young people referred to the program overnight. At this time, BSL had the highest engagement with young people in Australia – all while working virtually!
  3. Implemented and built an Advantaged Thinking model and practice approach to show how young people can thrive while being in the TtW program and beyond

In addition to this, they have helped over 3,500 participants across Broadmeadows, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. They've also achieved over 1,300 employment outcomes, guided more than 800 participants to pursue education at a year 12 or Certificate III level and assisted many to gain other skills, qualifications and licences.

For everyone who has worked with this program, the journey has been very special!

Head of Youth, Elmina Joldic, reflected "Having the opportunity to leverage this program on both a local and national level has been remarkable,"

“Together, we’ve collaborated with business and communities to demonstrate a  Advantaged Thinking model grounded in a capabilities approach, evidencing what it takes for young people to achieve meaningful outcomes in work and study. The team’s dedication to advocate and help the young people to pursue their dreams and aspirations has been incredible. We are very thankful to Melinda Moore for her support and guidence as we now look to the future”

While the TtW team has parted, many are proceeding to other BSL areas or continuing to focus on young people through our work with the National Youth Employment Body.

Members of the TtW team gathering to say farewell to the program with Executive director, Travers McLeod.

Members of the TtW team gathering to say farewell to the program with Executive director, Travers McLeod.


SOURCE: News Centre 6 July 2022


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