Invigor8ing Education is a hands on learning alternative for young people who are in year 8 who are disengaged/at risk of disengaging from education. The program offers two streams: Invigor8ing Trade and Invigor8ing Community.
Based out of Melbourne Polytechnic this program offers Year 8's the chance to learn practical building and construction skills in a TAFE environment. Over the course of 18 weeks the participants build their carpentry skills starting with small projects like a cheeseboard and then building up to projects as complicated as a dog bed.
Based at Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre this program offers Year 8's the chance to sample a range of occupations in the community and recreation industries and provides them with national recognised training in Barista Basics and Food Handling.
Invigor8ing Education is funded by YMCA Whittlesea relying heavily on fundraising to run the program. You can help support these young people by donating to the YMCA Whittlesea Youth Services.
For enquiries about the Invigor8ing Education program please contact 9407 6206.