Education, Employment and Training

Our program works with students to help them achieve their potential by developing their literacy, numeracy, social and life skills in a safe and secure environment.

Our Education, Employment and Training (EET) Program is a unique program and an alternative education pathway for young people who are at risk of failing school.

We work with high school students to help them achieve their potential by developing their literacy, numeracy, social and life skills in a safe and secure environment. We also teach students basic work skills and encourage them to develop a solid work ethic. We do this by giving them the opportunity to gain real experience of the world of work - with all its demands and reward - under the supervision of our wonderful staff up at our historic Parkerville campus in the Perth foothills.

The EET program is registered with the Department of Education and Training and caters for young people who have, for many reasons, found mainstream schooling has not worked for them and who have left or are at risk of leaving the education system before the compulsory school leaving age.

The program is renowned for its success as an effective early intervention program so we also receive referrals from the Department of Justice and the Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support.

The EET program has intakes in February and July each year. Students must be enrolled with a WA state school in order to be eligible for a place.

Believe It - Achieve It!

Since its inception in 1984, the EET program has developed a reputation in the community as an effective model for giving young people the tools to become positive contributors to their community. The program aims to instil a desire to achieve their goals, to remove barriers and help them to believe in their abilities.Career opportunities for graduates are diverse with many choosing a trade or to further their education. The EET program assists 20 young people each year, with around 80 per cent successfully moving on to jobs, vocational training or further study once at the end of the course.

Individual Approach

Individualised plans and goals are created to assist each young person who joins the EET program. The program runs for six months and includes:

This important work relies on the ongoing support of local businesses in the form of sponsorship and work experience placements for our young people. Without their support, this program would not be so successful at giving these young people the tools they need to create a successful future.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is currently looking for supporters and sponsors to help change the lives of students through this program. If you or your organisation can help, please contact partnerwithus@parkerville.org.au