FUSE South West
FUSE South West - Ignite your spark for learning and connection!
Over the next 18-months in partnership with YACVic Rural, Glenelg Shire Council, Glenelg Southern Grampians LLEN, Food & Fibre Great South Coast, Community South West and Barwon Health we'll be offering a diverse range of FREE Training programs and hands on experiences, with the support of local businesses and community service providers.
Check out the current training programs on offer and fill in the survey to let us know what type of programs you are interested in.
What is FUSE South West
Moyne Shire Council has launched an exciting initiative to boost the skills, credentials, confidence and connections of young people living in small towns and remote parts of Victoria’s south west region.
With funding received through VicHealth’s The Big Connect, Moyne is collaborating with YACVic Rural, Glenelg Shire Council, Glenelg Southern Grampians LLEN, Food & Fibre Great South Coast, Community South West and Barwon Health, to deliver FUSE South West.
Over the next 18 months, we’ll be offering a diverse range of FREE training programs and hands-on experiences, with the support of local businesses and community service providers.
Why Is the Program Needed?
Research shows young people living in small rural towns and isolated areas are disproportionately affected by barriers to participation, such as a lack of access to transport and the internet. They are also more disconnected from their local communities, with COVID-19 lockdowns of the past few years taking a toll on their mental health.
FUSE South West is a positive initiative that responds to the research findings and what our young people are telling us they need and want, to improve their future work prospects and their community connections.
What Are the Benefits?
Expected short-term outcomes of the program include developing the skills, confidence, connections, mental health resiliency and work readiness of the youth involved. In the longer term, it is envisaged the program will help to break down barriers that contribute to youth isolation, community disconnection and poor mental health, through the creation of pathways into permanent work and opportunities that help young people achieve their full potential.
How Do I Get Involved?
We’re currently engaging with young people across the region to codesign the program. We want to hear their ideas about what kind of skills they’d like to learn, locations to deliver the trainings from and any support requirements they might have.