As our CEO, Ros, noted in the last newsletter, YFCC is pleased to announce that the Youth Navigator Program was officially launched by Minister Sarah Courtney in Hobart recently. The program has been developed by the Youth Employment Alliance, whose membership includes Youth, Family and Community Connections, Beacon Foundation, Colony 47, Launceston City Mission, The Link Youth Health Service/headspace Hobart, Workskills/Impact Communities, Your Town, Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) and young people.

The program is a 12-month pilot to support 2020 and 2021 Tasmanian school leavers to navigate work, education and training in a COVID changed world.

COVID-19 has been especially devastating for the 1,100 young Tasmanians who completed Year 12 in 2020 and for those about to complete school in 2021. These groups will encounter a jobs, university and vocational training landscape that has changed in ways never imagined.

Youth Navigators are youth specialists who will provide tailored, holistic and targeted support to school leavers to transition to further education, training or jobs following the pandemic.

Young people who would like further information on the program, or book an appointment with a Youth Navigator, can visit the programs website at Youth Navigators Tasmania. Alternatively, they can phone 0456 766 516 or email enquiries@youthnavigators.com.au