Youth Employment Program


About our Youth Employment Program (YEP)

Essential Employment and Training (EET) specialises in working with young school leavers with physical and emotional barriers, who are experiencing personal challenges to achieving employment. Our Youth Employment Program (YEP) seeks to assist highly disadvantaged young school leavers with disabilities by providing 1:1 mentoring and support.

YEP supports each individual school leaver in their personal development journey towards employment and future career aspirations.  Our specialised staff consult with each person to develop their own individual employment pathway plan (EPP). Their plan details specific job seeking and/or education and training activities that assist them to achieve their employment goals and aspirations, in the industry of their choice.

Each person’s EPP identifies the skills and experiences needed to gain and maintain employment and details the mutually agreed actions to achieve this.

 Areas of focus:

  • Communication skills
  • Building relationships
  • Building resilience 
  • Planning and undertaking proactive job seeking
  • Developing job applications
  • Gaining and accessing work experience
  • Accessing  further education and training

Our dedicated staff work alongside these young people taking an individualised and person-centred approach to address any barriers they are experiencing so they can ultimately succeed in gaining employment. In the past two (2) years more than 120 young people have gained employment through this program.