Metro Assist recognises that young people need a targeted approach to ensure their needs are met in the settlement context. Therefore, Metro Assist has designed a fun and comprehensive Youth program for young people aged 12-25 with a refugee background, humanitarian entrants and migrants who are settling into Australia.
Our youth case workers empower young people who are new to the country (less than 5 years in Australia) by helping them to access services independently and find information that will enhance their own lives. We also provide referrals, advocacy and individual and group consultation as well as information sessions on youth-related topics.
Group Programs and Workshops
Youth in Transition:
The project supports young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to prepare for employment and to establish themselves in the labour market by improving their connection and access to employment services and programs. The project includes:
Education and employment pathway workshops (apprenticeships and traineeship programs)
Referrals to relevant agencies
Information sessions on the Australian education system
Employment training which includes, resume writing, job search skills, job interview skills, employment related computer skills and career planning
Information sessions on Centrelink
Young people from different cultural backgrounds can come together for fortnightly soccer practice and games and receive coaching from experienced soccer players.
to help young people complete their schoolwork in a productive and supportive environment.
Youth conferences, festivals and barbeques are some of the special youth events we hold each year to engage, educate and inspire young people and to promote community engagement and social cohesion.