Delivery of the first five pilot programs in Adelaide included: Get Into Childcare with Hassel Group and Nanny S.A.; two Get Into Retail programs with the Peregrine Corporation and On The Run retail outlets; Get Into Social Care with E.H.C.; and Get Into Traffic Management with Altus Traffic and Civil Train. The pilot program was delivered with support from a Prince’s Trust International with a secondment from The Prince’s Trust International, designed to ‘train the trainer’.
In total fifty-four young people completed training during the five individual programs, with thirty-four young people (63%) moving into employment, primarily with the training host employers. A further four young people have transitioned to additional training or education. The immediate outcomes were 63% for jobs and 70% for positive outcomes. All 11 participants of the world’s first ever Get Into Traffic Management program were offered employment.
Initial feedback indicates that the Get Into Program is already having a positive effect on the young people supported by SYC, with 100% of those who have completed a Get Into Program indicating improvement in their employability skills, including team work, communication and confidence, and 98% of participants would recommend the Get Into Program to others.