The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Impact Report was launched at an online graduation event today - for a total of 111 young people now participating in the program.
The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program builds independence and confidence in young people (16-25 years) and supports them to engage in education, training and employment, as well as building their social connections.
The program includes an intensive six-week development program for up to 12 participants at a time, after which they continue to be supported by Ladder, including being carefully matched with a community mentor to further support them in achieving their goals.
The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Impact Report provides a comprehensive insight into how the program works on the ground, including experiences of participants, community mentors, education and industry partners who are all contributing to the success of the program.
Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley by the numbers:
- 111 young people graduated the Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley program
- 47 young people re-engaged in secondary or vocational education
- 105 employment experiences/tasters undertaken by young people
- 168 jobs applied for by participants
- 51 young people have been successfully matched with community mentors
- 67 young people employed post program completion
The Ladder Step Up Latrobe Valley Impact Report can be downloaded here.