SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University’s Centre for Educational Research have teamed up to support young migrants and refugees with their education, career and life goals.
The Navigating Resettlement: Matched mentoring and creative media design with Refugee and Migrant Youth in transition, Western Sydney Project is an innovative program that will support up to 30 young people through personal mentoring and digital training.
The year-long project will see the development of a digital media design program, where young people can learn creative digital skills by developing their own content for a youth-focused website.
They will also receive mentoring and support around goal setting and vital educational skills such as literacy, questioning, presenting and decision making — areas identified in the New Basics Report (FYA 2015) as essential for jobs of the future.
SydWest CEO Elfa Moraitakis said that by tracking the participants’ journeys and supporting them through connections with appropriate mentors, it was envisaged that the work would become a valuable resource for other new young arrivals settling into western Sydney and navigating the educational and employment system.