Youth Job Skills
Training and
Employment Program

Not just finding a job; but setting young people up for long-term success!

Overcome employment barriers and discover a brighter future!


15-24 years olds who:

  • Living in a household with children and no employment income
  • Finding it difficult to secure a job AND/OR be interested in alternative training options

Job Skills Training and Employment Program for 15-24 years olds.

Support to help set and achieve your Goals.

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Strive For Success Job Skills Training and Employment Program
is aimed at young people to help them become part of the workforce.


‘Strive For Success’ is a new Training and Employment Program aimed at young people seeking to become part of the workforce.

We can help you find work, apprenticeships, traineeships and the right education courses for you to secure future employment.

We offer one-on-one mentoring and support to help set and achieve goals, improve job skills, find and apply for work and interview with confidence.

Finding a job can be downright scary and confusing – but you don’t have to do it alone, we are here to help you through it.


You can either fill out an enquiry form or call the office or be referred by your school, family or community.

One of our Job Coaches will contact you and arrange an appointment time to talk and create an Employment Pathway Plan together.

You are welcome to attend by yourself or bring a support person.


Everyone completes the Strive for Success in-house employability program.

We will:

  • Identify your desired line of employment.
  • Identify what barriers to employment you are experiencing and provide practical support to overcome these.
  • Help you write a winning resume and train you to succeed in interviews.
  • Identify any additional training programs needed to secure your desired employment type and support you through them.
  • Hold weekly appointments in a private, friendly space with your Job Coach to discuss progress and other support needs.

Once you have completed the appropriate training, we will connect you with local businesses and support you to secure a job.

Once you secure a job, you are welcome to access post-placement support for up to 12 mths, maximising your ability to overcome any hurdles in those first important months.

Note: we can provide PPE and uniforms as required.


The Strive For Success program is available to job seekers and businesses
located in both the Mid-North Coast and Illawarra.


Worimi and Biripi Country
Tuncurry NSW 2428

Highly successful youth service, Homebase Youth Services (HYS), delivers Strive for Success in the Mid-North Coast.

HYS has supported young people to develop economic and social livelihoods for over 25 years through early intervention programs, case management, referrals and empowering activities. Strive for Success participants benefit from the HYS team’s extensive youth work experience and strong network of services, government departments and schools.


Dharawal Country
Unanderra NSW 2526

Award-winning social enterprise Green Connect delivers Strive for Success in the Illawarra region.

Green Connect has been creating employment opportunities for young people facing barriers to employment through its Farm, Zero Waste Services, Op Shops and Workforce Solutions for over a decade. The team are passionate about supporting Strive for Success participants to gain meaningful employment and build brighter futures.


Sarah Little
I’m Sarah, I am an outdoors girl and I can’t sit still for too long. I spend lots of time at the beach and am a Mum of 3 boys and a Dog called Ernie.
I have been working at Homebase for almost 7 years. I feel really lucky to have a job where I go to work every day and love what I do. I have met so many incredible people and I love seeing them grow and become more confident in themselves to believe they can achieve their goals.


Zoe Matthews

I’m Zoe, a Wollongong local who loves dogs, tattoos, and chicken schnitzels!
I’m passionate about supporting young people in a holistic approach and believe that everyone has the potential to find a career that they love.


12 June 2024
January 2024

Youth Job Coaches Emma Matthews and Zoe Matthews talk about the Strive for Success Program on ABC Illawarra.

9 October 2023
November 2023

Joey Engel talks about the Strive for Success Program on ABC Coffs Coast.

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