On Thursday 8 December, Global Skills Wyong held the very first meeting of our newly formed Youth Advisory Group (YAG).
The aim of this group is to provide an opportunity for young people to advocate and advise on important issues affecting local youth and help shape the services Global Skills offers our youngest job seekers.
The group of six remarkable young people from Wyong and Lake Haven gave a voice to issues affecting young people across the Central Coast. Topics covered included: public transport, courses, jobs, driving lessons and log book hours, mental health services, price of living, racism and LGBTQIA+ support.
The meeting was facilitated by Global Skills’ TtW Performance Manager Chloe Butler and Senior Employment Consultant Tara Dibben. Chloe commented, “Members of our YAG gave a voice to real issues and concerns affecting youth across the Central Coast. It was exciting to connect with such a brilliant group of young people who are so passionate about these issues. Global Skills will use this information to create better services and do our best to address these barriers.”
When the group was asked what Global Skills could improve on in our servicing, participant Isis commented, “I’m happy with the service especially my consultant Tara who makes me feel really good about my nationality and culture.”
Global Skills is in the process of creating a plan to drive action on key priorities identified by our YAG. Their voices will be entrenched in the services Global Skills offers to young people going forward.
A big thank you and welcome to Global Skills Youth Advisory Group.