Yarraville Community Centre’s Skills First Reconnect program supports people between the ages of 20-30 who have been unemployed long-term and have not completed high school as well as young people aged 17-19 who are early school leavers.

    Participants are connected with an experienced coach who will assist them to find educational pathways to employment. Skills First Reconnect is offered by Yarraville Community Centre in the local government areas of Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley and is a FREE program. If you would like more information please contact YCC on
    9687 1560 or 0411954774, or email

    Funding for Skills First Reconnect is provided by the Victorian Government through the Department of Education and Training.

    Nick and Sam (pictured left) are two superstars from the Reconnect program. Both joined the program seeking support to re-engage in their study and training goals.

    “I knew I needed to return to study and gain a certificate, I was struggling to find employment without having a qualification in anything” states Nick.

    Many young people become disengaged with study and training during high school and beyond for many reasons, including financial hardship, mental health or literacy and numeracy skills. As Sam describes; “High school was extremely difficult for me and I faced many challenges with no support”.

    Through YCC Reconnect, Sam and Nick received mentoring and coaching to support them in their life goals and to overcome barriers to re-engage in learning.

    Both are proud to be Youth Leaders in YCC’s new youth group starting soon.

    Yarraville Community Centre
    Yarraville Community Centre
    Office: 59 Francis Street, Yarraville Vic 3013 Mail: PO Box 215, Yarraville Vic 3013 Phone: 9687 1560 Email: Web:

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