Smart, Skilled, Hired and Diverse: Co-Designing Youth Employment Programs to Work for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young People

In partnership with Navitas English and migrant, recently arrived and refugee young people in Greater Western Sydney, this project will research and co-design the Smart, Skilled, Hired Youth Employment program so as to maximize the engagement of diverse young people and dramatically improve their employment outcomes. The project adopts an engaged research, co-design and strengths-based approach which builds on the knowledge and expertise that already exists within the young people, organisations and communities who benefit from this program. The project will roll-out over three distinct phases involving co-design, pilot, delivery and evaluation of the engagement model for the program.

Researchers: Associate Professor Philippa Collin (ICS), Dr Teresa Swist (ICS), Dr Michelle Catanzaro (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University)

Funding: Navitas English

Period: 2017-2020