The Unlimited Potential Community Traineeship Pilot Program – funded by Jobs Victoria and managed by VCOSS – is developing, trialing and evaluating a best-practice traineeship model.T he Community Traineeship Pilot Program (CTPP) is creating training and employment opportunities in the community services industry for young people experiencing barriers to labour market participation. The program is also helping community services organisations to host traineeships and meet their future workforce needs.
The CTPP is being delivered over two and half years between 2019 and 2021 – and involves the recruitment and placement of up to 120 trainees in community services organisations.
The program will:
- commence up to 120 traineeships in the community services industry for eligible young job seekers living in the cities of Greater Dandenong, Hume and Greater Bendigo (note that trainees can work outside these LGAs)
- maximise opportunities for trainees to secure ongoing or fixed term employment in the community services industry at the end of their traineeships
- ensure trainees undertake high-quality, nationally accredited, industry-relevant training
- provide all trainees with flexible wraparound support to address barriers to engagement and participation in the workplace and the vocational education setting.
The Community Traineeship Pilot Program is led by VCOSS with funding from Jobs Victoria, and in partnership with Youth Projects, Access Australia Group, TaskForce Community Agency, MAS Experience and the Future Social Service Institute.