Tasmania initiatives

Below are the Empowering YOUth Initiatives operating in Tasmania.

Backswing

Colony 47

Backswing is a series of simulated workplace projects in which young people gain work skills through the development and delivery of community-derived advocacy campaigns on issues relevant to their local community. Participants in each project will pitch their campaign ideas to a panel of local employers and community representatives, who will guide and monitor each campaign.

Location

Southern Tasmania

Initiative period

29 May 2017 to 28 May 2019

Digital Industry Mentor Service

headspace

Through the Digital Industry Mentor Service young people will connect online with experienced industry mentors in order to develop their confidence, networking and soft skills. Mentors will increase employment opportunities for participants through existing networks and setting realistic goals that align with participants’ skills and work-readiness.

Location

Australia wide

Participants

Young people aged 15-24 years.

Initiative period

5 June 2017 to 4 June 2019

Employment First Aid (E+)

Impact Community Services

Through an anonymous telephone hotline service and digital platforms, Employment First Aid (E+), participants and employers will have access to advice and support designed to enhance confidence and resilience in the workplace. The service will promote a range of strategies that employers and employees can adopt to improve retention of young people in employment.

Location

Australia Wide

Participants

Young people aged 15-24 years who are in the first six months of their employment.

Initiative period

19 June 2017 to 18 June 2019

YAppE – Youth App

Black Swan Health Ltd

YAppE – Youth App Employment is an interactive, user-centred app for young people experiencing mental health concerns to support them to sustain employment. The data provided through the app will be tracked and monitored by a team of mental health professionals ready to provide personalised support and immediate assistance when required.

Location

Australia wide.

Participants

Young people aged 15-24 years who with symptoms of a mental health issue, willing to receive support in relation to this issue, have a mobile device capable of supporting the app.

Initiative runs from

1 May 2017 to 30 April 2019

Youth Entrepreneurial Services

Workskills Inc

The Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) social enterprise will provide supported work experience for young people prior to moving onto a work experience placement with a participating business host. Participants will be supported by a Youth Coach and Community Mentor to gain key employment skills through creating and selling their own products online. They will also run pop-up stores and markets using uniquely designed retail modules.

Location

Southern Tasmania.

Participants

Young people aged 15-24 years.

Initiative period

26 May 2017 to 25 May 2019.