Smart, Skilled, Hired and Diverse

The Project

In partnership with Navitas English and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, recently arrived and refugee young people in Greater Western Sydney, this project will research and co-design the Smart, Skilled, Hired Youth Employment program so as to maximize the engagement of CALD young people and dramatically improve their employment outcomes. The project adopts an engaged research, co-design and strengths-based approach which builds on the knowledge and expertise that already exists within the organisations and communities who benefit from this program. The project will roll-out over three[LM1]  distinct phases which will co-design, pilot, deliver and evaluate the program.


Dr Philippa Collin (Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)

Dr Teresa Swist (Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)

Dr Michelle Catanzaro (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University)