The Sticking Together Project is our research-driven, youth employment solution. It pairs young job seekers with a dedicated coach for a 60 week period, to give them the maximum chance of success when entering into and sticking with employment.
In 2017 we began the pilot of The Sticking Together Project to improve youth employment outcomes.
We have partnered with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to create new thinking around the challenge and develop a model that really works at a grass roots level. It involves coaching and mentoring of employers and young people alike that results in successful employment outcomes for young people.
The project creates a shift in youth employment outcomes by comprehensively testing a coaching-based model capable of being delivered on a national basis.
This system-change initiative enhances workforce utilisation of young people, producing positive results for their employers. The project shows the impact of providing the kind of support young people need to persist in a challenging jobs market and overcome a lack of non-vocational skills and work experience.
“The Sticking Together Project is much different from anything else I have ever experienced because it feels a lot more personal. You can tell that the Sticking Together group actually want to help you and are not just pretending to care. [My coach] has gone out of her way to help whenever I needed it and I think that without her support I wouldn’t have had some of the opportunities I have had today.”
We are currently delivering the Sticking Together Project in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Sydney Inner South regions. This contract began in April 2019 and runs for 4 years, supporting almost 900 participants.
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