Youth Express for Parents

Programs tailored to supply young people with the tools to confidently engage in  

Education, Community & Work

Student Work Placement

Youth Express coordinate work placements for students in the Hunter Valley. Work placement is a mandatory component of thirteen industry-based vocational education and training (VET) courses that students can choose as part of their studies for the NSW HSC.

Career Transition & Support

Youth Express offers a range of career and transition support services to all schools in the Hunter Valley. They are designed to support Career Education and VET programs to encourage successful transitioning of students from school to further education and employment.

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised VET qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC). Additionally, students gain valuable work skills and experience through part-time paid employment.

We deliver ‘tailored to youth’ services through a selection of  

Innovative Youth Programs

Links to Learning

Youth Express deliver a fully funded program (by the NSW Department of Education), which utilises organisation and community based mentors to support the program and its delivery. Links to Learning applies a group mentoring model to support identified young people in years 8-10 to remain engaged or re-engage in education.

Switch Mentoring

Our SWITCH mentors work intensively with students in years 9-12 who are at risk of disengaging from school with the aim to reengage them back into an effective learning environment or provide support with their transition into employment.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Youth Express works closely with Aboriginal communities and schools across the Hunter and Central Macquarie regions. The Indigenous Advancement Strategy creates opportunities for young Aboriginal people

A strong individual = strong family = strong community

Moving On

We assist young people with moving on successfully from school to work. Youth Express has a range of services to help you with this transition.

  • employment and opportunity training
  • how to seek, apply for and get jobs
  • interview training & preparation

What Parents Say About Youth Express

“I was very happy with the service, especially the resume writing as it has changed since we last had to write a resume. This assistance took an enormous stress off our family. Liam is now in his second year of a Fitter/Machinist apprenticeship and Keely is pursuing training in Make-up Artistry.”

– Janette, Mother of Liam and Keely

“Gus was able to obtain an apprenticeship soon after his time working with Youth Express. It’s a great starting point and the cost is very reasonable.”

– Karin, mother of Gus

Speak to a YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialist

Call Youth Express
02 4931 2777