Education & Employment
Pathways to Education and Employment
The Pathways to Education and Employment Program (Pathways) assists adults facing homelessness and disadvantage to develop pathways to education, employment, and engage with the wider community via delivery of non-traditional education programs and activities.
We are a registered Adult Community Education Provider (ACE) and through partnership with TAFE SA, provide opportunity for participants to complete modules from a Certificate 1 in Education and Skills Development.
The Pathways program is going from strength to strength as it collaborates with new employers to assist program participants into employment. Pathways continues to work with Peter Darwin of Flashpoint Events, GOGO Events, and supporting people into Hutt St Centre's new social enterprise Beans Talk (coffee cart).
The Pathways Accredited Program continues to support clients into further training, volunteering and employment. In the last 6 months (August 2016 to January 2017) the Pathways program facilitated 68 employment outcomes with a further 3 people obtaining volunteering roles.
Hutt St Centre offers learning opportunities for participants who otherwise face barriers to connect in formal education settings. For assistance in finding work, the Pathways team provides mentoring, workshops and training to develop the resources and skills for securing paid or voluntary work.
Participants who wish to engage with their community or receive support in further education can: access activities such as knitting, poetry and cooking at Hutt St Centre; speak to a Pathways team member to link in with the wider community; or, ask about our one-on-one tutoring for those enrolled in further education or who desire to learn a skill of special interest.
People have the opportunity to participate in activities such as:
- Drop in computer and smartphone support
- One-on-one tuition
- Employment Mentoring
- Art classes
- Men’s Group, Women's Group
- Gardening, such as the Mount Lofty House Kitchen Garden Project
- Walking Wombats with Walter, Hutt St Centres very own K9 volunteer
- Photography workshops
People interested in participating in the Pathways Program can access activities through referral from their Hutt St Centre case worker, or by dropping into the Hutt St Centre Day Centre and speaking a staff member.
The Pathways Program has flourished over the years thanks to the generous support of volunteers and donors.
If you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with the men and women who seek support from Hutt St Centre, please head over to information on volunteering.
The Gang Greens
Each Friday morning, the ‘Gang Greens’ look after the planter boxes and sweep in front of the businesses on Hutt Street.
RAMP (Recreation and Mentor Program)
The newly established RAMP (Recreation and Mentor Program) supports people facing significant barriers and challenges to moving out of homelessness.
The program is focused on working closely in a one-to-one capacity with people who are chronic rough sleepers, experiencing drug and alcohol issues and sedentary lifestyles. It enables us to regularly engage and mentor people to offer alternative, meaningful activities during the day, and link them into a wide range of other case management, employment and education and allied health services. The program is based in the Hutt St Centre Day Centre, enabling direct liaison with our services and community organisations such as Street To Home and RecLink as part of a holistic approach.
Hutt St Centre acknowledges and is grateful for funding support of our Pathways to Education and Employment program from:
- Return to Work SA
- Wyatt Foundation
- Thyne Reid Foundation
- Department of State Development
- Adelaide City Council
- Hutt St Centre donors and supporters