IMVC provides a diverse suite of youth support services that includes outreach, tailored case-management services and re-engagement programs to support the transition of young people into further education, training or employment.
Transition to Work
Transition to Work is a youth employment service to support people aged 15-24 years on their journey to employment. The service provides intensive, pre-employment and post-placement support over 18 months. The overarching objective is to place participants into study, vocational training or work, depending on their interests and career goals.
The Transition to Work program in the Inner Melbourne region provided by IMVC is known as Youth Start and the program we provide in the Western Melbourne regions is known as STRIVE Youth Service. Learn more
Better Futures provides support to young people living in out-of-home care plan and prepare for their transition from care. This program supports young people aged between 16 and 21. Learn more
Jobs Victoria Advocates
Jobs Victoria Advocates are the local face of employment services in Victoria, helping to direct jobseekers to the types of support they need. The establishment of this program in early 2021 recognises that many people are not aware of the different supports available to them or do not know where to go for the advice and help they need to get back to work. Advocates support anyone in the community looking for a pathway to employment or who needs employment related supports. Our IMVC Advocates working out in the communities of the City of Port Phillip and City of Stonnington.
Making Alternatives Possible (MAP)
MAP, run in both Western Melbourne and Eastern Melbourne, is a 10-week program designed to engage young people aged 17-19 who are interested in exploring alternate education pathways. The program aims to inspire students to explore what they want to achieve in the future, acquiring essential skills, knowledge, and competencies, in preparation for further education, training or employment.
National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO)
The Australian Government’s NDCO Program works strategically to assist people with disability access post-secondary and participate school in further education and subsequent employment. IMVC continues to successfully deliver the NDCO Program across Inner Melbourne, Northern Metropolitan Melbourne and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne, working with stakeholders in the regions to reduce systemic barriers, facilitating smooth transitions, builds links and coordinate supports between the education, training and employment sectors. Learn more