Our case-workers can help you reconnect with employment through training, education and ongoing support

Are you unemployed and haven’t studied in 6 months?

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

Reconnect takes a holistic approach to help participants 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 not worked or studied in last 6 months

People who are ready to make a change and get back to training for employment or who work or study eight hours or less per week

People without citizenship that hold a valid Bridging Visa Class E (BVE); Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV); Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)

Young People between the ages of 17 and 24 years of age who have been, or are currently on a Youth Justice Order

*If you don’t fit these criteria please still enquire, as an exemption may be available.

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?

Give us a call 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?

Did you know? The Reconnect program is a Victorian government-funded initiative that supports Victorians who may be faced with barriers in these changing times, such as unplanned unemployment. The program assists participants to connect with education and training to upskill to be better prepared and supported for employment and the changing jobs market.

The aim of the Reconnect program is to support individuals to identify and overcome barriers, connect with community-based supports and develop learning and employment goals.

Through a person-centred, strengths-based approach Cire Services offers dedicated case managers who can support participants in developing their individual pathway toward achieving their goals through education, re-training and employment. While with the Reconnect program, participants receive regular contact, support and encouragement to achieve their personal goals. Sometimes the journey to reconnect with education, training and employment involves further support from other local agencies to assist in areas such as wellbeing, connecting with the community, developing confidence to succeed in planned goals.

At Cire Services, Reconnect participants are able to access a huge range of pre-accredited courses to help build the skills to succeed in vocational qualifications that can lead to employment in local industries. Case managers take a holistic approach and have a wide knowledge and skill base to assist with connection to community-based support services and the capacity to assist with employment and training pathways where required.

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