Sticking Together Project

Sticking Together Project Social Impact Investment

The Sticking Together Project Social Impact Investment will support approximately 870 young people aged 18-24 years, and with high barriers to employment, develop work readiness skills and capabilities to enable them to find jobs, and ‘stick’ in work for the long term.

The Sticking Together Project utilises an intensive coaching model to build rapport with participating young people and their employer(s) over a 60-week period. In addition to employment-related skills, the Sticking Together Project coaches support non-vocational skills development and provide assistance to address other barriers to employment such as health, home, and relationship challenges.

The Sticking Together Project coaching model was co-designed by SYC, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and has been piloted in South Australia, Victoria, and Queensland.

The program commenced in 2019 in the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven, Illawarra and city and inner south areas of Sydney, and will run over four years.

The Sticking Together Project is being implemented by SYC in partnership with Social Ventures Australia, the NSW Department of Education and the Office of Social Impact Investment.