Transitions is a Local Solutions funded program for the Playford region of northern Adelaide, targeting young people aged between 15 and 19 years old, who have not completed year 12 studies or attained a certificate II or higher level qualification of any kind. Transitions will run until the end of June 2015 and works on a "rolling intake" format. There is no limit on the time that participants can be engaged for, within the 2 years the program is running.
This program aims to improve the employability skills of its participants through a combination of fortnightly group workshops, as well as one to one coaching session in the alternate fortnights. An extensive range of employment subjects including resume building, job searching, application writing, interviews, communication, teamwork and many more are covered in the workshops, with the one to one coaching then able to fine tune these areas with a focus on each young person's individual needs.
In addition to this, the Transitions team engages with local stakeholders and employers to seek out opportunities for "real life employment experiences" for young people engaged in the program ie. mock interview, walkthroughs, work experience and mentoring.
Eligible young people can be referred to Transitions through their school, JSA provider, general youth service provider or even by self-referral. FLO students are welcome to join the program.
For further information about the HYPA Transitions program, please contact us: HYPA North (Elizabeth), 08 8255 9028