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            Welcome to YouthNowthNow

We are a dynamic social change agency dedicated to co-designing effective training and employment services for young people in

Melbourne' s west.


                                      Take a peek at our:


YouthNow Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020

                                           launched at our:



YouthNow report launched:

Western Youth Working

A Pathway Blueprint to improve youth engagement and employment in Melbourne's Western Region

was launched on Friday 18th September by Natalie Suleyman MP on behalf of the Minsiter for Youth Affairs the Hon Jenny Mikakos.



YouthNow wins the

Excellence in Creating Local Solutions Award

in the 2015 Victorian Learn Local Awards


The Minister for Training & Skills, the Hon Steve Herbert MP presented awards to winners at the 2015 Victorian Learn Local Awards at Collingwood Town Hall on 10th September 2015.

YouthNow's BizE Centre was the winner in the Excellence in Creating Local Solutions Award. The BizE Centre provides training for youth facing employment barriers. In a setting that is exactly like an entry level job the BizE Centre lets young people develop employability skills and confidence in the workplace while assisting staff with real and meaningful work.

Colleen Bergin, YouthNow's CEO thanked the ACFE Board for the trust and flexibility of the Learn Local Program which enables local organisations to develop local solutions.

Colleen also thanked the partners who support the BizE Centre and in particular Key Business Advisors from Essendon. Colin Wilson Director of Key Business Advisors delivers business call centre and customer service training to students free of charge and assists students with finding employment.


YouthNow Alumni

First $20 Voucher Give Away

Aziza from YouthNow presenting Dylan with his $20 Coles Myer Voucher

for helping sign up a new Alumni Member

September is sign up month! We are asking for help in finding 150 young people up to 30 years old who are or have been part of YouthNow programs. (we used to be called Western LCP). We have helped students find work experience, and VET work placements. We have helped job seekers, learners and clients with careers advice, job hunting, resumes, and workshops . Now we are providing free membership to our alumni to keep in contact and give free careers, and jobs advice either in person or online. Give aways and activities are planned. All optional - just join in when you choose. 

All current alumni members who help sign up any of the 150 new members will receive a $20 thankyou voucher. Contact us with the name of the person you referred to us directly or to our survey link and if they become an alumni member, we will thankyou with a $20 voucher. 

Sign up to the YouthNow Alumni. Click here: Alumni(



The YouthNow Careers Excellence Centre

was launched

on Monday 13th April 2015 at the YouthNow Annual General Meeting.

The Careers Excellence Centre provides support, resources and advice to workers and teachers across all sectors who wish to support their clients or students with pathway information.




YouthNow front and centre at Brimbank's

Career and Jobs Fair

Above: Aziza Moosawi and Maria Cox were joined by YouthNow staff and trainees at the 2015 Brimbank Careers & Jobs Fair. The YouthNow Stand was prominent as a main sponsor of the event. All trainees were in fine form as they interacted professionally with students, teachers and other stall holders at the event. Click here for more information.


Happy start to 2015

In 2015 staff and trainees are busy arranging Workplace Learning Placements, signing up employers, delivering Learn Local training, and giving career advice. The BizE Centre trainees are completing on the job customer service and call centre tasks and preparing for future work opportunities.

Staff and trainees commenced the year

with lunch for Aziza's birthday


1st Semester 2015 Training Program

Click here to access our 1st semester training brochure which includes our short courses and workshops:

  • Where are the Jobs and how do I get one?
  • Fresh Start Careers
  • My Employability Skills


YouthNow and Key Business Advisors

Partnership Success

During 2014 YouthNow and Key Business Advisors ( partnered together to assist unemployed youth to learn and practice real life job skills in customer service, call centre and general office administration.

This successful partnership will continue in 2015

YouthNow's Executive Officer presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to KBA Director Colin Wilson and General Manager Lorraine Wilson.

The BizE Centre

The BizE Centre trainees are an integral part of the YouthNow team. Bookings are now open for places in the BizE Centre.

Contact Tania on 8311 5800



Building Melton Together

Building Melton Together (BMT) has been judged runner up in the 2014 National Awards for Local Government for Youth Employment. The award was sponsored by the Department of Employment and showcased the partnership between The City of Melton, YouthNow, Burbank Homes, local builders, Job Service providers and local community agencies.

Succcess in 2014 follows on from last year at the 2013 Economic Development Australia Awards where the BMTprogram won the national Business and Industry Development Award.

Pictured below at the Economic Development Australia Awards are Jo Mikhael YouthNow's Building and Industry Liaison Consultant(centre), Peter Blunden, City of Melton Community Learning Board Executive Officer (right) and Frank Perconti Burbank Homes HR Manager (left)


YouthNow Thanks our Volunteers

YouthNow is privileged to have over 30 volunteers and youth work placement students who assist with mentoring programs, youth programs and general office assistance. Because of their assistance we can provide more services and assist more young people to transition into training or employment.

Anyone who would like to join our volunteering team should contact:

Bill O'Connor on 8311 5800

One of our volunteers, Ayu working at reception


The YouthNow Anual General Meeting was held on

Wednesday 19th March 2014 at Club Italia, Sunshine.

Please click to read a copy of the Annual Report 2013

The YouthNow BizE Centre Report

was launched at the Annual General Meeting.

The report evaluates the 2013 BizE Centre pilot and is in 3 parts.

Each part can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

In addition to the report is the BizE Centre video case study

You can view the video case study on our

youthnowlive youtube channel

or follow this link:



The Works 4 Me Evaluation

The Works 4 Me 2013 pilot program was a partnership response to Melton's need for a post school transition program for young people with disabilities. The partnership between the City of Melton, YouthNow, Wesley Mission, Djerriwarrah Education and Community Services, Merrimu and members of The Melton Community Learning Board's Social Inclusion and Life Long Working Party is an example of a successful and developing community collaboration. The evaluation of the pilot is in 3 parts. Each part can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

  Works 4 Me Evaluation 2014

Works 4 Me Evaluation 2014 - Scan of the Literature

Works 4 Me Evaluation 2014 - Executive Summary

In addition to the report is the Works 4 Me video case study

You can view the video case study on our

youthnowlive youtube channel

or follow this link:


CareersNow Program



Have you finished school and don't know what you're going to do this year? Worried about your ATAR score and need a back up plan? We can help! This program will introduce you to new skills to help you find your next job, or discover your dream career and how to work towards it! You will meet people from industry and gain employment experience and get careers advice in a relaxed no pressure environment!


This course is funded by ACFE (Adult Community Learning and Further Education) with a small materials fee. There are options for flexible learning hours.


Click here to find out more.



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