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Reconnect

RECONNECT

No job? Didn’t complete Year 12? Aged between 17 – 64? We can help you reconnect

Did you struggle to stay in school? Are you unemployed?

Reconnect is a program offering support for those seeking to re-engage with training and employment.

The program is delivered through a network of Learn Locals and in partnership with Swinburne as part of the SwinLocal project. Reconnect takes a holistic approach to helping clients build the confidence and skills they need to complete an accredited qualification of their choice.

Who should attend?

People between the ages of 17 and 64 who have left school without finishing Year 12
People who are 21 and over who have been out of work for more than a year
People who do not hold any qualifications
People who are ready to make a change and get back to training or employment
People under 21 who are currently unemployed and have not completed year 12.

How can Reconnect help me?

Reconnect participants benefit from a dedicated case manager who works with you to identify your educational goals and develop a plan to get you there. We provide:

access to a wide range of pre-accredited and accredited courses

ongoing study support to give you the best chance of success

referrals to outside services such as mental health, crisis and/or housing supports as part of our wrap-around service delivery.

One-on-one, individual support through the Reconnect Access Worker.

How can I find out more?

Phone and book in for a chat and a cuppa and meet with our friendly staff to discuss your needs and how we can support you to get back on track. Meeting locations can be either at our Lilydale, Yarra Junction or Chirnside Park locations. For further information call 1300 835 235 or email us today.

Did you know?

Reconnect is a program that provides educational supports and referrals for participants who have previously been disengaged and want to re-enter the world of education and work. Our participants do not have Year 12, have no qualifications and have been unemployed for 12 months or more.

We understand that the journey back to education and employment can be a difficult one and we take a long-term, individualised approach to supporting ourReconnect participants. Reconnect clients are assigned a dedicated case manager, who helps them develop an individualized learning and achievement plan and assists them in navigating both the educational and other supports they may require.

Our students are able to access a huge range of pre-accredited courses to help them build the skills to succeed in a qualification. More than 50% of our students go on to enrol in accredited courses such as horticulture, individual support or educational support. In the past year, Reconnect has worked with participants to access crisis supports, affordable housing, parenting support, study support, financial support, and mental health services.

If you, or someone you know, would like to know more about the program or whether it’s right for you, please contact us.

Victorian State Government

“Cire has been life changing for me and it is so inspiring to know that I am helping make a positive difference to the lives of others through my work as a trainer. It’s amazing to see how the support we provide helps empower people through greater confidence and personal growth.

I love the variety of subjects I deliver through Reconnect and seeing the pride of participants when they create awesome food in my cooking classes or those ‘light bulb’ moments in my English and Maths groups with people connecting and learning together.” Lisa Drummond, Reconnect Trainer