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YouthNow BizE Centre

May 4, 2016

The YouthNow BizE Centre (BizE) located in YouthNow’s office in Sunshine, will offer Administrative and Call Centre assistance to local organisations and businesses on an occasional basis. It will deliver a service which is cost effective, timely, local, reliable and quality. Currently running as pilot,

BizE is now providing pro bono assistance for community organisations in the local area. The BizE provides early school leavers and disengaged youth with a workplace model integrating career development, employability skills training and real work. Youth are supported to develop their identity and social capitals through working within boundaries of normal employment conditions, whilst being guided through career options, investigating industry opportunities and moving on to certificate courses and/or employment.

The BizE activities are designed around DEECD’s effective models of re­engaging young people, utilising the strength of YouthNow’s career development expertise and partnerships with local businesses; the latter being the key to running our social enterprise. An evaluation project is being conducted as part of the BizE since the beginning of the pilot and learning’s will be used for 2014.

Website link: http://www.youthnow.org.au/

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