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Vocational Mentoring Exchange - Mentoring Matters

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EdConnect Australia

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Head to www.inllen.org.au/VME/MnetoringMatters for all the program information or email vme@edconnect.org.au

A Vocational Mentoring program has been established and will commence in term3 2021 in the Inner Northern region of Melbourne.

Vocational mentoring is a key support in career exploration and job seeking for socially and economically disadvantaged young people. Vocational mentoring can help young people with limited social capital learn about the workplace, clarify their aspirations, extend their networks, and help find work opportunities.

The delivery of the program will be through partnership with EdConnect and the Inner Northern LLEN and we will be working with four schools in terms 2 and 3 in 2021 to deliver vocational mentoring for VCAL students.

Vocational mentors are now being recruited to work with socially disadvantaged VCAL students in a number of schools in inner north of Melbourne. Students enrolled in Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) will work with mentors on vocational career-focussed support activities. Support will consist of a 10-week vocationally focussed program with mentoring occurring through a combination of individual and small group sessions. Students lacking useful networks and experience will be provided with support, networks and skills to assist their career planning.

We are seeking members of the community with trades, life skills, community connections to offer their time for 11 weeks (10 weeks of the program and 1 week evaluation) to develop VCAL students skills and confidence to head into the next chapter of their life.

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About EdConnect Australia


PO Box 6931, Maylands, WA 6931, AU

Mission Statement

To prepare and connect intergenerational volunteers with disadvantaged or at risk young people for educational success and wellbeing.


We inspire older generations to inspire the next. Our work raises literacy and numeracy standards, and also equips young people with the life skills they need. We enhance student’s wellbeing and enrich the community by enabling people of all ages to help each other. We provide support so that everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential - in school, in life, in society.

Children & Youth


Mon Jul 19, 2021 - Thu Sep 23, 2021
11:00 AM - 01:15 PM  


William Ruthvern Secondary College60 Merrilands RdReservoir, VIC 3073Australia



  • Carpentry
  • Electronics
  • Plumbing
  • Telecommunications
  • Welding
  • Woodworking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are seeking Vocational Mentoring volunteers for 11 weeks in term 3 in 2021 (10 weeks in class and one week evaluation) on Mondays from 11.00am to 1.15pm.
  • Will be required to attend a training sessions online and provide working with Children card and references.

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