Empowering YOUth Initiatives Round 1 Qualitative Fieldwork

The Empowering YOUth Initiatives (EYI) Round 1 Qualitative Fieldwork will take place between May 2017 and August 2017. The project gathers the views and experiences of participants who have been part of the Round 1 Initiatives. There are 15 initiatives in scope for this fieldwork which is being conducted on behalf of the Department by five different consultants. These consultants are: the Social Research Centre, Urbis, Hugh Watson Consulting, Miles Morgan Australia and Market Access. If any of these consultants contact you about this research, we encourage you to participate.

The Department of Employment has engaged the Social Research Centre, Urbis, Hugh Watson Consulting, Miles Morgan Australia and Market Access to undertake this research with people who have been part of the following Empowering YOUth Initiatives: Hoop Dreams - delivered by Charity Bounce; NextGEN Digital Development - delivered by Kiama Community College; Youth at Work - delivered by Settlement Services; Brisbane Broncos Careers Club - delivered by Brisbane Broncos; Fraser Coast TESS Driving School Social Enterprise - delivered by TESS Driving School; Buzzing - delivered by United Synergies; Becoming a Worker - delivered by the Top End Group; Young Harvest - delivered by GSEDC; Solid Youth, delivered by White Lion; Support SA Youth Initiative Transition(SSAYIT) - delivered by Brain Injury Network SA; 20Squared - delivered by Workforce Plus; Big hART20 in 2020 - delivered by Big hART; Equip! - delivered by Geelong Ethnic Communities; Productivity Bootcamp in Construction - delivered by Graceades Community College; headspace Digital WSS - delivered by headspace; and Youth Spark Employment Program - delivered by (Western BACE).

Between May and August 2017 the Social Research Centre , Urbis, Hugh Watson Consulting, Miles Morgan Australia and Market Access will invite a selection of eligible participants to share their views and experiences of these initiatives.

If any of these consultants contact you, we encourage you to participate in this research. The information you provide will help the Department to learn more about the benefits and challenges of delivering an effective youth services employment program for job seekers and youth transitioning from school into training or the labour market.

Information you provide will only be used for research and evaluation purposes. Individuals who participate in this research will not be identified in reporting. The Department and the Social Research Centre, Urbis, Hugh Watson Consulting, Miles Morgan Australia or Market Access are bound by the Privacy Act 1988.

Participating in this research will not affect any government assistance you may receive.

If you would like more information you can call the National Customer Service Hotline on 1800 805 260 with any questions you may have about the research.