Youth Express On the Right Track

Arming young people with the tools to confidently engage in  

Education, Community and Work

What is our mission?

To provide links and programs to help young people build confidence through self-development programs.

To provide skill development based programmes that link to educational choices and information provision.

Engage parents/family, business, education and community to support the development of young people.

To encourage business to re-engage with and recognise the potential of young people.

To provide career development support activities.

To maintain a social media profile that includes information advice and links.

About Youth Express

Youth Express is a registered not-for profit and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) charity. We have supported young people in the Hunter through various programs since 1993.

We deliver a range of programs that encourage strong and sustainable links amongst our key stakeholders: Young People, Education Providers, Business/Industry, Parents and the Community.

Our services are delivered within the Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Scone, Port Stephens & Dungog regions.

Government Funded Programs:

  • Work Placements


  • Targeted Aboriginal Employment Grant (TAEG) The program is to assist with First Nations people in the pursuit of Training and Employment
  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS)


  • The Nyugumba Indigenous Men’s Program aims to reduce family violence within the Raymond Terrace, Port Stephens, Karuah and Newcastle areas.


  • School Support Services
  • STEAM Shack
  • Learn to Work
  • Moving On
  • Validate Me
  • Skills4Life
  • Industry Excursion and Inspiration Visits
  • Career Quests
  • Work Preparation Workshops
  • Teacher Professional Learning (TPL): Networking and Industry Visits

Robert Beggs and Peter Hilder Awards

Youth Express hosts the annual Robert Beggs and Peter Hilder Awards to recognise the achievements of VET students, teachers and businesses across the Hunter. In recognition of Robert Beggs passion and commitment to Vocational Education, nominations are received from schools and staff to honor those who show outstanding commitment to VET work.

Awards are held at the end of each school year and bring together students and their families, community members, school representatives, business and industry partners.

H-YTAG: The Hunter Youth Transition Advisory Group

Youth Express facilitate quarterly meetings for the H-YTAG committee who represent key stakeholders in supporting young people . The Hunter Youth Transition Advisory Group (H-YTAG) is an opportunity for industry, education, community and government, to partner and collaborate to achieve positive results for our young people to transition from education to employment.

We invite stakeholders to participate in a consultative meeting and also have the opportunity to present feedback and insight into program development. By holding a consultative committee the focus is shifted to the issue at hand and members feel engaged and motivated to provide positive suggestions. We continually accept new members and look forward to positive advocacy in the future.


Local Schools Engaged


Further Education Providers


Businesses Involved

We develop lasting relationships between students, workers, educational facilities & local business.

Our Feedback Speaks For Itself.

At our core is a team of passionate YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialists

Providing  education, training & career opportunities

Speak to a YOUTH Education, Training & Career Specialist

Call Youth Express
02 4931 2777