Go from where you are now to where you’d like to be with tailored employment support from Smart, Skilled and Hired.
Through this government-funded program you can access practical training, personal mentoring and hands-on work experience, so you can kickstart your career within a supportive environment.
Who is it For?
Smart, Skilled and Hired is designed to help young peope who are seeking work, or who have a part-time job that doesn’t offer many hours. To be eligible, you need to be:
- Aged 15–24
- Unemployed or underemployed
- Not receiving unemployment benefits
You may also be eligible if:
- You are receiving support from other NSW Government programs including Juvenile Justice, Out of Home Care Program and Social Housing.
- You are aged 17–24 and still attend school but are at risk of being unemployed when you leave school
How it Works
You’ll work one-on-one with a dedicated Youth Employment Coach to identify your work goals and create a plan for achieving them based on your interests, skills and learning needs. This might include education or training, work experience or support from community services.
Together with your coach, you’ll track your progress and celebrate your wins. Outside of these sessions, we’ll stay in touch with you via email, phone, text message and social media to make sure you’re well supported.
In some cases, you can also receive some financial assistance for things like work clothes, training costs and transport. Whatever you need to get skilled and hired.
Your Next Step
To apply or check eligibility for Smart, Skilled and Hired or to find out more:
Call MTC Australia on 1300 232 663 or fill out the online enquiry form.
You can download and print the program factsheet and above information via the left-hand links.