Regional VET Pathways Initiative
The Government's Regional Vocational Education and Training (VET) Pathways initiative supports 15 to 19 year old participants not in study or in a job to find pathways into education, training and work.
The initiative offers services to re-engage young people and help them pursue careers.
The NSW Regional VET Pathways program will support an estimated 1,000 young people each year to find pathways into education, training or work.
The following service providers are currently offering young people access to career mentoring, planning and brokerage of pathways to training and employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships:
- Connect Northern Rivers in the Richmond-Tweed region
Offices in Lismore and Tweed Heads.
Contact Melissa Hughes or Margaret Hughes, phone 1300 183 352 or visit connectnr.com/work-it-out/
- Mid Coast Connect in the Mid-North Coast region
Offices in Port Macquarie, Taree and Coffs Harbour.
Contact Jenny Frazer, phone 02 6583 5910 or visit midcoastconnect.com.au
- Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) in the Capital region
Offices in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Moss Vale and Wollongong.
Contact Anja Livingstone, phone (02) 6297 3121 or visit srbec.com.au
- Skillset in the Central West region
Offices in Bathurst, Mudgee, Orange and Dubbo.
Contact Craig Randazzo or Sharon Bradley, phone 1300 853 525 or visit skillset.com.au/youth-connect
- Careers Network in the New England North West region
Offices in Tamworth, Armidale, Moree and regional areas.
Contact Debbie Taekata, phone (02) 6763 4800 or visit careersnetwork.org.au