Links to Learning
The program "Links to Learning" is a FREE program for eligible participants who have left school before completing Year 12 and are also unemployed. It combines practical, workplace related skill development with creative and recreational activities. The Links to Learning Program is funded by the NSW Minister for Education and Training and administered by the Department of Education and Training.
During the 10-week course, participants develop individual career goals and a plan of action to achieve these. The program focuses on employability skills and the participants learn new skills that are generic in the workplace.
The Links to Learning Program allows students to explore many new opportunities in the field of their choice and will help to:
- Career path choice and development, both education and employment-focused
- Meet other people & work in teams
- Plan and organise activities
- Learn new things; filmmaking, music, multimedia, computing, administration skills, cooking and art
- Become involved in community events
- Solve problems
- Awareness of cultures
- Basic communication skills in the workplace
Participants will also meet a group of new people, all aged between 15 - 24 with similar interests and goals.
Best of all… It’s fun! It’s free!
Links to Learning participants are encouraged to be proactive within our community and annually contribute to facilitating National Youth Week activities in the Tweed Shire.
In 2007, Links to Learning participants organised the Tweed Shire Youth Festival during National Youth Week, organising weeklong activities including a film festival, Big Day In at Knox Park in Murwillumbah with hip hop workshops, skateboarding competitions and circus skills and graffiti workshops.
Go to the Media Page for news stories on the festival and other Links to Learning press releases.
Links to Learning
Links to Learning participants are actively involved in annual local events, the Banana Festival, National Youth Week, the Wollumbin Festival and other youth activities in our Shire.
This project is funded by the Minister of Education and Training and administered by the Department of Education and Training