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Information for the 2015-2016 program is now available on the new Links to Learning website.




Links to Learning Program 2014




Please note: The information on this website relates to currently funded Links to Learning projects.

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Links to Learning Program for 2014 Description

Links to Learning is a targeted program implemented by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to improve outcomes for young people and focuses on effective transitions for at risk young people.

Links to Learning provides grants to non-government community organisations and local government authorities to assist them in working with young people, who have left or are at risk of leaving school, so that they can reach their full potential. The organisations operate creative and innovative projects that assist:

  • Students in Years 7 to 12, identified as at risk of disengaging from their education. Projects are run collaboratively with Department of Education and Communities Secondary and Central schools.
  • Young people who have left school before completing Year 12 and have not completed an equivalent Vocational Education and Training qualification.

Links to Learning supports young people aged 12 to 24 years who experience barriers to participating in mainstream education or training. Young people at risk who access Links to Learning are provided with learning opportunities and support services to assist them remain in or re-engage with education or training or transition to employment.

The Department of Education and Communities provides fixed-term funding to approved, not-for-profit, community based organisations and local government authorities to operate Links to Learning projects to achieve stated outcomes for young people.

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