Youth Events

2022 Regional Youth Taskforce 

Applications are closing at midnight on Sunday 21 November for the 2022 Regional NSW Youth Taskforce. If you want to make a difference to your community, we encourage you to apply before they close!

The Regional NSW Youth Taskforce is a Ministerial advisory group that advises the Minister for Regional Youth on issues that affect young people living in regional NSW. The Taskforce provides young people from all corners of rural and regional NSW with a unique opportunity to meet with government and inform decision making that will have flow-on benefits for their peers, communities and hometowns.

The Taskforce is comprised of 18 diverse members, aged 12-24, with two members representing each of NSW’s nine regions. The Taskforce will meet four times throughout the year either online or in person. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for Regional Youth Taskforce members travelling across NSW for meetings.

The Taskforce is an initiative by the Deputy Premier and Office for Regional Youth, headed by the State’s first-ever Minister for Regional Youth, the Hon. Bronnie Taylor. The Office for Regional Youth is responsible for delivering a broad range of strategic programs to address regional youth issues and ensure young people have every opportunity to live, work and thrive in regional NSW.

Being part of the 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce connects young people and will engage you on issues such as entering the workforce, mental health and public transport in the regions. The Taskforce will provide you with the ability to influence important decisions the Government makes on these topics and many more.

Applications are open now and young people aged 12-24 from regional areas are eligible to apply. The third Taskforce will be appointed from January 2022 until 31 December 2022.

To find out more or apply, visit nsw.gov.au/RegionalYouthTaskforce.

 

Summer Skills

Summer Skills is a NSW JobTrainer initiative that offers fee free courses to eligible young people 16-24 years of age who are no longer enrolled in school.

Some courses for our region are still being uploaded to the website, so you’ll notice additions as they are gradually appear over the next week or two.

Additional online courses are available and they can be found in the Region named “Online”.

 

Expression of Interest – Adulting 101 Classes – RSA, RCG and First Aid

The successful funded project Adulting 101: Young People in the Greater Hume Council becoming resilient young adults, will provide young people living in the Greater Hume Council aged 12 -25 years the basic life skills to make a successful transition to life after home and school to undertake  employment opportunities and further studies.

Mayor of Greater Hume Council said “The lifeskill programs that the young people will participate in will transform their future through the development of their skills, confidence and relationships with each other, their families and their communities”

Greater Hume Council Youth Services will be working with TAFE NSW in early 2022 to delivery FREE RSA, RCG and First Aid courses for young people under the age of 24 years.

If you are interested in taking part in any of these accredited FREE courses please contact Greater Hume Council Youth Services T: 02 6036 0179 for further information.