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The focus of the Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) is to provide employment assistance to Victorians in the labour market with little or no work experience, in order to gain sustainable employment.

Established in 2010, The Huddle is a not-for-profit initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, the Scanlon Foundation, and the Australian Multicultural Foundation. The aim of The Huddle is to empower young people to Learn, Grow, and Belong, inspiring a brighter future and social inclusiveness.

The Huddle in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is providing extra assistance to young people from culturally diverse backgrounds in the North Melbourne, Flemington, and Kensington areas via a suite of job readiness programs including resume writing, interview skills, and an understanding of the Australian work culture, in order to further develop employability skills and capabilities in order to maximise employment outcomes.

Since August 2017 in the second round JVEN program, The Huddle has engaged and supported over 30 young people. Chernet is one of the beneficiaries of the JVEN program.

"I just want to say thank you for getting me employed. Words wouldn’t explain how thankful I am," Chernet said. 

The Huddle provides pre-and post-employment support for all candidates, liaising with employers and young people in order to maximise employment outcomes. 

The Huddle has a mandate to assist over 200 young people into employment within the next three years. The Huddle welcomes young people seeking assistance with employment to contact us via email in order to schedule an initial appointment with a dedicated and skilled staff member.