School to work transition

The Northern Territory Government wants to give all young people the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the economic and social development of the Territory. To achieve this, we need to assist students in their transition from further education or training.

Alice Springs Youth Employment Strategy Report

The Northern Territory Government, through its policy statement Moving Alice Ahead, has sought to augment community development opportunities for Alice Springs. Building on the successes of Alice in Ten, Moving Alice Ahead is about taking action to deal with key issues and challenges faced by Central Australians and developing local approaches and local solutions.

The Alice Springs Youth Employment Strategy Report (pdf 366 kb) provides the first comprehensive profile of local school-to-work, training and employment efforts, issues and opportunities. It identifies examples of best practice that have proven to contribute to overcoming barriers to youth employment and identifies ways in which existing programs can be improved.

The Workready Program

The Workready Program is a school to work transition program that aims to assist and encourage Year 11 and 12 school students to take part in structured Vocational Education and Training (VET) that leads to school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, and hopefully, to an ongoing apprenticeship or traineeship.

Funded by DET and in partnership with the schools involved, Group Training NT, local businesses and industry, the Workready Program has expanded from two Darwin high schools in 2005 to more than twelve urban and regional high schools across the Territory.

For more information on the Workready Program please phone Group Training NT on (08) 8941 2112.