Innovative program creating sustainable employment for Dubbo’s young people
Gone are the days where a person would remain in the same job for their working life – with research now suggesting that, on average, young people will have 17 jobs over five different careers in their lifetime. Rapid advancements in technology also means a life-long commitment to education, to be equipped with the skills and capabilities needed to stay ahead in the job market.
But what if a mental health concern was impacting your ability to find and retain employment? That’s where the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is changing lives. Operating out of headspace Dubbo, what began as a trial in 2016 across 14 centres nationally is now in the process of rolling out to a further 10 sites.