Mid Coast Connect has expanded services into the Coffs Coast so we can provide more programs, activities and greater support to assist young people with their transition through school and into further education, training and employment. Our service region now covers Woolgoolga to Bulahdelah; with offices at Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Taree.

School Leaver Support

Mid Coast Connect can provide advice and individual assistance to school leavers, 15 to 19 years of age, to help them enter education and training courses or obtain employment. Referrals can be made directly to us or from schools and community organisations. Find out more at School Leaver Support.

Work Placement Program

Our team coordinates industry placements for students studying vocational courses as part of their HSC; as well as providing work readiness workshops for students and host employer support. This year we will have over 4000 placements to coordinate in 13 industry areas, with employers from Woolgoolga to Tea Gardens.

Apprenticeship & Traineeship Services

Mid Coast Connect is a registered Group Training Organisation, providing administration services and support for employers as well as apprentices and trainees. Click to see our current vacancies.

Links to Learning

The ‘Healthy Mind, Body & Soul’ program aims to improve student engagement with their learning and assist those at risk of leaving school early. The program initially will be delivered for Year 9/10 students at Wauchope High School and then be available for other government schools in the Hastings area.

Trainee Mentoring

Our mentoring program provides ongoing support for Indigenous students undertaking a school-based traineeship as part of their HSC. We provide assistance with balancing the demands of school, work and home.

Girls Can Too!

This hands-on program allows girls to spend the day working in trade-based facilities with female role models, raising awareness of the opportunities in non-traditional occupations.

Industry Showcases

Our one-day program of presentations and practical workshops promote training and employment opportunities in a range of industries. Health industry workshops will be held on Thursday 25 May at the Coffs Harbour Race Club. Other showcases will be advertised throughout the year.

Cows Create Careers

Students learn about career opportunities in the dairy industry as well as the broader agriculture sector through practical activities, talks with industry advocates and coursework. This industry awareness project is incorporated into Agriculture classes and involves farmers lending poddy calves to schools during Terms 2. Schools registrations are now open.

Mid Coast Careers Market

Celebrating its 11th year, the Mid Coast Careers Market will be held in 2018 from 10am - 2pm at the Port Macquarie Race Club. The event is open to the public as well as schools scheduled throughout the day. Click for further information or email mccm@midcoastconnect.com.au.

Coffs Coast Career Connections

Next year’s event will be held on 2018 from 9am - 3pm at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club. The event is open to the public as well as schools scheduled throughout the day. Registrations will be available through our website and further information is available from admin@midcoastconnect.com.au

Education Funds - Macleay Valley, Great Lakes and Hastings

Each of the three locally based funds provide financial support for school leavers each year. Applications open in September. Further information is available at www.cef.org.au

Pharmacy Connect

This term 4 program provides awareness and preparation for work for school-based traineeships in Community Pharmacy for Indigenous students. Trainees are then individually supported by their mentor to successfully complete their traineeship.


If you are interested in participating in any of our programs and activities, please contact us on 6583 5910 or admin@midcoastconnect.com.au

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