By Rebekah Devlin
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) help young people transition from school to work and are available in the final years of school and directly after leaving school.
Providers who deliver SLES help young people prepare, look for and gain employment. They provide meaningful, individualised capacity building activities so young people can achieve their employment goals.
While each person’s program will be different, skills targeted can include:
• Money handling skills
• Time management skills
• Communication skills
• Discovery activities
• Work experience
• Job ready skills
• Travel skills
• Personal development skills
These supports typically include:
• Work experience in an inclusive employment environment
• Employability and/or vocational specific skills
• Other foundation skills that enable engagement in work (for example travel training or money handling).