Founded in 2003, The Youth Partnership, formerly known as the Southern Sydney Business Education Network (SSBEN), is a not-for-profit organisation created to help young people successfully transition from school to work or further education.
At the heart of our service offering is the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Program, funded by the State of NSW through the Department of Education under the Structured Workplace Learning Program and in conjunction with the schools administered by the Catholic Education Commission NSW and the Association of Independent Schools of NSW.
Our tailored range of professional development programs help students find meaningful employment, allow employers to increase their resources and provide support for teachers.
At The Youth Partnership, we provide opportunities for students to take the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and apply them in the real world of work.
Our vision is to be the leading organisation fostering opportunities for young people. We focus on creating connections between young people and the workforce. We aim to equip students with the best possible tools to help them stand out from the crowd.
Today’s youth will be tomorrow’s workforce; therefore, they must possess a strong foundation of job-ready skills and practical experience to build on.
Behind the coordination of our 6,000+ work placements every year lies an energetic team of talented individuals that combine to form The Youth Partnership.
While we regularly recognise individual success, our ability to combine our skills and work together as a team is our greatest strength. We are incredibly proud of our team, and know you’ll love working with us too!