ReBuild and Green Collect, are two Work Integrated Social Enterprises, that will work to establish a new model that addresses the lack of high quality and engaging career options for young people aged 16 to 25 years at risk or experiencing disadvantage in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The Post-Covid Collaborative grant will present YMCA ReBuild and Green Collect with a platform to kick-off their collaborative working relationship, through co-design and co-delivery of the innovative Choose Your Career Program.
Executive Manager at YMCA Rebuild Mick Cronin said, “This program has been shaped by the voices of young people who have faced significant barriers to training and employment. As we heard about the importance of choice and the opportunity to try different types of work, we recognised that this could be achieved by connecting the work of social enterprises.”
Over the next three years, this collaborative model will enable 108 young people to gain paid employment and build long term careers.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Green Collect Sally Quinn said, “We are excited to have the chance to be launching this project and look forward to learning, growing and thriving together whilst we deliver social impact in Melbourne’s West.”