Trust your next step

At Connect Northern Rivers we are working to see all the young people of the Northern Rivers empowered to reach their full potential.

Learn more

How can we work with you?

looking for options

looking to gain experience

and looking to find a career

looking for information

looking for staff

looking for resources

Our Programs

In the Future Tracks program, CONNECT works in partnership with schools and Aboriginal communities to develop place-based projects to improve school engagement and expand career opportunities for young people. 

CONNECT has been supporting Indigenous young people in school-based traineeships since 2009, first as part of the Aboriginal Community Pharmacy Program in partnership with the University Centre for Rural Health and TAFE NSW, then through the Indigenous Youth Careers Pathway Project, and currently through the Indigenous School-based Traineeship Program. 

The Work It Out program is for young people in the Richmond-Tweed region, aged 15 to 19 who are not currently in employment, education or training.  The program is designed to help young people address the barriers and challenges they are facing that may be preventing them from undertaking or engaging in employment, education and training opportunities. 

Work placement is a planned opportunity in a quality host workplace that enables senior school students studying particular industry-based courses to practise and develop their industry competencies and their employability skills in a vibrant real work context.

"The program helped me transition from out of high school and into courses that

changed my life for the better"

- Eve

Work it Out participant

Acknowledgment of Country

Connect Northern Rivers acknowledges the Country where we live and work including Bundjalung, Arakwal, Githabul, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr. We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of these lands and pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, clients and stakeholders.

Connect Northern Rivers is committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society and our work together.