Youth Express On the Right Track

Arming young people with the tools to confidently engage in  

Education, Community and Work

Youth Express delivers a range of programs that encourage strong and sustainable links amongst our key stakeholders: Young People, Education Providers, Business/Industry, Parents and the Community.

Youth Express operates within the Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Scone, Port Stephens, Dungog & Central Macquarie regions.

Meet The Youth Express Team

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    Julie Eldridge

    CEO / Manager

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    Natalie Lewin

    Office Manager

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    Jane Thompson

    Work Placement Team Leader

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    Denise Rafferty

    Work Placement Coordinator

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    Kim Miles

    Work Placement Coordinator

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    Tania Bunk

    Work Placement Coordinator / Industry Liaison Officer

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    Breanna Landwehr

    Business Development Officer

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    Iain Yule

    Special Programs Coordinator

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    Leanne Ferguson

    Links to Learning Coordinator / Special Programs Coordinator

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    Stephanie Hall

    Programs Assistant

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    Stephanie Roberts

    Administration Trainee

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    Genus Passi

    Program Coordinator IAS

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    Neville Marr

    Program Coordinator IAS

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    Lori Parish

    Program Manager VTEC

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    Kewerlee Wright

    Mentor/Industry Liaison – VTEC

Youth Express Executive Board

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    Nick Swanson

    President
    Harvey Norman Rutherford
    Representing Industry

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    Julie Eldridge

    CEO / Manager
    Youth Express

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    Glenda O'Brien

    Treasurer
    Department of Education and Communities
    Representing Education

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    Di Soltau

    Board Member
    Maitland Grossmann High School
    Representing Education

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    Michael Whiting

    Board Member
    Rutherford Technology High School
    Representing Education

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    Mary-Ann Hill

    TAFE NSW
    Representing TAFE

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    Christine Ashcroft

    Board Member
    Houndsfield
    Representing Industry

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    Andrew Vile

    Vile and Vile
    Representing Industry

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    Ian Scanlon

    Representing Community

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Local Schools Engaged

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Further Education Providers

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Businesses Involved

What is our mission?

To provide links and programs to help young people build confidence through self-development programs.

To provide skill development based programmes that link to educational choices and information provision.

Engage parents/family, business, education and community to support the development of young people.

To encourage business to re-engage with and recognise the potential of young people.

To provide career development support activities.

To maintain a social media profile that includes information advice and links.

We develop lasting relationships between students, workers, educational facilities & local business.

Our Feedback Speaks For Itself.

“Youth Express helped us to gain access to our future workforce”

Big W Greenhills
Cory Krake, Store Manager.

“They found the right staff for the job and always followed up”

The Cellar Restaurant
Andy and Janet Wright, Owners/Managers

At our core is a team of passionate YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialists

Providing  education, training & career opportunities

Speak to a YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialist

Call Youth Express
02 4931 2777