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Supporting Young People in Need

One of the founding principles on which OCTEC was built is the belief in the importance of supporting particular groups and individuals who face barriers to accessing training, education and employment opportunities available in the community.
OCTEC’s Youth Services are delivered under three main programs – the Shed Ed Links to Learning project, Aspire NSW and Youth Frontiers.


Aspire NSW

Aspire NSW is an outdoor education program for youth from all parts of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged. The focus on outdoor education helps reduce barriers to community participation, increases quality of life and assists individuals and groups achieve educational, social and recreational outcomes.

Participants have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities including bushwalking, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, snorkelling and camping. Activities help participants develop important life skills such as communication, leadership, resilience and the capacity to work as part of a team.

Aspire NSW holds contracts for two Links to Learning projects funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, one in Central West NSW and one in the Blue Mountains area. In addition to the Links to Learning contracts, Aspire delivers school camps, school sports days, holiday programs and corporate events across NSW.

Contact Tina or Gareth for further information - (02) 6362 7973 or 0488 653 931.

Ph:  (02) 6362 7973
M:  0488 653 931

Shed Ed

Shed Ed is a Links to Learning project catering for students at risk of disengaging from formal education. Operating in Orange since 1993 and formerly known as the Time Out Program, Shed Ed is now being delivered in Lithgow. Links to Learning projects are funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and are one of the strategic resources available to government high schools to assist students in Years 7 to 12 at risk of leaving school early before completing post compulsory education. Projects provide innovative and creative activities for young people in informal settings to link participants back to education and training and develop effective local strategies.

Shed Ed provides small group and individual learning activities in a creative, informal and non-threatening learning environment and aims to develop employability skills and positive personal attributes. Participants are aged 12 to 15 years and come one day a week, remaining at school the rest of the week. The program is varied and includes sporting activities such as tennis, bushwalking, swimming and canoeing; animal-assisted therapy and education, e.g. volunteering at events run by the local Kennel and Obedience Club and undertaking Junior Dog Handler Training; and cognitive strategies, e.g. the RAP Program (Resourceful Adolescent Program) which targets anxiety and depression in young people.

Contact Chris for further information - (02) 6362 7973.

Youth Frontiers

Youth Frontiers is a key initiative of the NSW Government aimed at making it easier for young people to engage with their communities. The program provides young people with the opportunity to build skills and overcome barriers to their participation in community events and activities. Participants develop and strengthen their team work, communication, leadership and decision making skills through mentoring whilst planning and delivering a civic project within their local community.

OCTEC is delivering Youth Frontiers under sub-contracting arrangements with MTC Australia to a diverse range of young people in years 8 and 9 across three NSW Government electorates – Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Murray.

Contact Julie on 0434 730 989 for further information.

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