Not-for-profit employment, training, education and apprenticeship service provider VERTO is excited to today announce it will be expanding its range of services in the Hunter and North Coast regions after being awarded the right to deliver the AustralianGovernment’s Transition to Work (TtW) program.

The Transition to Work program is a Department of Education, Skills and Employment initiative aimed at helping young people aged 15-24 to achieve their employment and education goals.

Participants receive intensive, pre-employment support to develop practical skills to get a job, participate in education or training, find local job opportunities, and connect with relevant local community services.

"AT VERTO, we pride ourselves on providing life-changing employment and training outcomes for our clients, and we are very pleased that the Department of Education, Skills and Employment has put its faith in VERTO to deliver this vitally important program,” VERTO CEO Ron Maxwell said.


“Youth unemployment is at around 9 per cent nationally and is almost a third higher than the general unemployment rate. This is concerning and demonstrates a need for a concerted focus on assisting youth.”

Mr Maxwell said the TtW program would not only benefit Hunter and North Coast region job seekers; it would also be extremely beneficial for local employers.

“Through the TtW program, youth have the ability to gain real-life skills and knowledge that sets them up to be successful in the workforce. This can only be a good thing for local employers, especially those that are experiencing skills shortages,” Mr Maxwell said.

“VERTO will also offer wage subsidy expertise and post-placement support to ensure the needs of local employers and labour markets are being met, while also maximizing participants’ success.”

VERTO will begin delivering the TtW program in the the Hunter and North Coast regions from July 2022. For more information on the program, visit https://www.dese.gov.au/transition-work.

For more information on VERTO’s full suite of services, visit www.verto.org.au or phone 1300 4 VERTO (1300 483 786).