Reconnect provides participants with one-on-one mentoring to help them find a job, or a course, that suits their strengths, interests and career aspirations. Mentors also work side-by-side with participants to address any other unmet needs such as housing, mental health, budgeting, or getting a license.

What Reconnect provides participants:

  • Weekly to fortnightly mentoring, including outreach
  • Assistance to get a job – that you want to do
  • Assistance to enrol and complete training
  • Motivation, confidence and self-esteem building
  • Outreach support to access other services
  • Up to 18 months support

Eligibility

 17 to 19 years old

  • Not engaged in education for six months or more; and
  • An Aus or NZ citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa
Or Young people impacted by the Justice System

  • 17 – 24 years old; and
  • Currently on, or who have been on, Youth Justice Orders
 Or 24 to 64 years old

  • Unemployed for six months or more (less than 8 hrs p.wk); and
  • Not engaged in education for six months or more; and
  • An Aus or NZ citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa
  • Or Asylum Seekers

    • Bridging Visa Class E (BVE); or
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); or
    • Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)

     

    Download Flyer – Geelong

    Download Flyer – Colac

     

    Located

    Geelong
    The Healthy Living Centre
    25-41 Arunga Ave
    Norlane, 3214

    Ph: 5222 7275

    Email: reconnect@diversitat.org.au

     Colac
    Community Hub Inc
    34 Connor St, Colac

    Ph: Rachel – 0447 624 145

    Email: reconnectcolac@diversitat.org.au

    Call Reconnect on 5222 7275

     

    Funding for the Skills First Reconnect grant program is being provided by the Victorian Government, through the Department of Education and Training.

     

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