The Links to Learning program has been operating from our Cabramatta office since 2001 and is funded by the Department of Education and Training. The program provides literacy, numeracy and employment training for early and/or at-risk young school leavers.
Currently, there are 20 (17 male and 3 female) young people enrolled in the project aged between 15 and 19 years of age. Each student attends the Links to Learning classes at Open Family Australia’s Cabramatta office. In addition, our worker provides ongoing Outreach episodes of support to the students in this program. The education component is provided by Weatherill Park TAFE.
The Links to Learning Project provides continual success with approximately 75% of students having gone on to undertake further study or entering vocational training/employment. The success of the program relies on retaining students’ interest with non-traditional education subjects such as photography, film, music, art and multimedia.
Outcomes from the program have included production of a yearly calendar, photographic exhibitions and a short film.