MY Education

Multicultural Youth Transition Mentors Program

Multicultural Youth (MY) Transition Mentor Program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds with the transition into higher education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and/or work.

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Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (TAS) will sign up between 10 and 20 young people from a refugee and migrant background to be mentored and will continue to recruit mentors from UTAS and Tas TAFE. The transition mentors will assist mentees to prepare for the transition from college and the Young Migrant Education Program (YMEP) to tertiary education, training, and work. Recruitment will focus on encouraging young people who are from a refugee and migrant background to participate as mentors.

The program supports young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to have:

  •  Improved understanding of pathways to further education, training, and employment.
  • New connections with members of the Tasmanian community.
  • Increased support networks for young people entering higher education and VET courses.

Please contact the MYT to refer into the program youth@mrctas.org.au 

Referral Form FINAL- Youth

MY Education Talks- Advice videos for parents and students

The MY Education Talks videos offer pathway planning advice to parents and students and aim to increase understanding of the Tasmanian Education system for newly arrived families. Please also refer to the MY Education maps resource for information about the Tasmanian education system.

My Education Talks – Advice for Students (English)

My Education Talks – Advice for Parents (English)

WISE – Women Interacting Sharing English

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Young women aged 17-25years are invited to attend WISE once a fortnight to share English and take part in activities that support them to practice English in a range of different environments.

Download the WISE Flyer (2)

Free Online English Resources

MYT have collated a some free self-guided online English lessons. Links to free course can be found below. Please come to MYT Drop in at MRC Tas in Glenorchy Wednesdays from 3pm for further suport or information.Picture of Magda Communications Student

MOOEC

MOOEC is a collection of free online English lessons provided by universities and colleges. Categories include reading, writing, listening, speaking and short courses. Register to start learning English for free: https://mooec.com/

British council Learning English https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/ 

  • Click the Skills icon on the toolbar
  • Pick which skill (speaking, listening, reading and writing) you want to practice an activity on
  • Please complete

Woodward English https://www.grammar.cl/

  • Click on ‘start now’ and create a course for yourself

Talk English.com  https://www.talkenglish.com/

Expresso English http://1. https://www.espressoenglish.net/
On the top toolbar click FREE SAMPLES. Pick a sample lesson and give it a try.

CALD Community of Practice (CoP)

In 2018 MYAN TAS, a program of Multicultural Youth Tasmania, hosted the CALD Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP is now being hosted by the Young Migrant English Program (YMEP) at TasTAFE for 2019. The core purpose of the CALD CoP is information sharing and collaboration for the purpose of providing informed advice to CALD students on their educational journeys. The CALD CoP is committed to improving pathways in to tertiary and vocational education for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and is an inclusive and collaborative network which encourages community participation. The CALD CoP was formed in 2016 and hosted by the University of Tasmania for the first two years.

In 2017 MYT supported a video resource project ‘Migrant experiences of University Study’ developed by the CoP. The videos are designed to help students prepare for university study. They feature young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing insights about their experiences of tertiary study, giving advice to others about what to expect, and how to prepare. The four videos can be viewed below: