Link & Launch Program to help young people realise their dreams
Each year, we take great pride in recognising the efforts of our students who complete Year 12. From school, many of our students go on to further study, training and employment and ultimately, make positive contributions to our community of which we are very proud.
Among each group of Year 12 students, there are some who need additional support to successfully transition to further study, training or work.
To support these students, the Queensland Government is funding a new program. Link & Launch is a school based program, designed to help these young people decide what further study, training or employment might be best for them and to assist them in pursuing their chosen pathway.
How the program works
Participating schools will receive funding to recruit Link & Launch officers to connect with young people who have completed Year 12 but not yet transitioned to further study, training or work. These officers can assist young people to navigate a range of post-school study, training and work options in line with their individual goals, aspirations, skills and strengths and support them to make independent choices that will equip them to make a successful transition. Some of the options students may consider through the program include:
- Free TAFE for Year 12 leavers
- Skilling Queenslanders for Work community based training
- Back to Work employer subsidies
- Alternative entry to university
- Alternative entry to TAFE
- Federal workforce participation programs
- Other programs and services that can be accessed by young people that will effectively support them to make a transition to further education, employment or training.
Who can join the program
Young people who are not in education, employment or training and who completed Year 12 in the previous two years are eligible to join the program. Older Year 12 graduates who may benefit from the program are also welcome to join. All eligible young people who have completed their senior studies can join the program irrespective of where they went to school. Students currently enrolled in school are not eligible to join the program as we already provide them with career guidance and planning support.
Please get in touch
If you know a young person who might benefit from this kind of support, please encourage them to contact:
Erin Kemp-Upton – Link and Launch Coordinator
e: firstname.lastname@example.org p: 3480 4777 m: 0436 943 206