Pathways Program

Pathways Employment program

Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds have a world of experience, but some need support to translate that to the workplace. Pathways connects young people with meaningful work and workplace experiences.

 By supporting young people through direct employment opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeships, and work place experience, we are connecting them to invaluable networks that will help solidify their work prospects for the future.


The Employment Pathways Program comprises a range of projects that are working to establish employment pathways for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Current projects include: 

    • Pathways to Opportunity, working in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne with young people from African and Pasifika backgrounds. 
    • Pathways to Work, focussing on refugee and migrant background young people living in the cities of Greater Dandenong and Casey.
    • Pathways from University, recruits and matches mentors who have professional work experience, with tertiary students and graduates from refugee and migrant backgrounds. 



Young people participating in the Pathways program will have the opportunity to:

    • Access advice and support to find and apply for work that matches their interests 
    • Develop job-ready skills, including resume creation, job application writing, interview skills 
    • Access valuable experience in a workplace and workforce training
    • Undertake a traineeship or pre-apprenticeship 
    • Access support and mentoring throughout the program, including regular workplace visits, check-ins and support to resolve any workplace issues

If you are a young person who needs support in starting your career, or a working professional with skills and networks to share, please get in touch!

For more information, please contact us on:
03 9340 3700 |


Pathways is delivered by CMY with funding from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, The William Buckland Foundation, The R E Ross Trust and The Myer Foundation.

Pathways Program