Our Current Projects
BREED has a well-deserved reputation of delivering effective services to young people from Western Sydney and has formed strong relationships with a wide range of organisations within the community who refer young ‘at risk’ people to our programs.
BREED has based its community fulfilment activities within the BREED Business Centre – utilising offices, training rooms and the in-house business community. This has allowed BREED access to opportunities for young people to develop enterprising skills through linking business and youth in enterprise education ventures.
Throughout the years, BREED has worked on many programs and partnerships, with some of the major programs including: Work Placement Service Providers, Partnership Brokering, Youth at risk of leaving school before year 12, Digital Enterprise Project where we work with young people with Autism to develop employment related high technology skills and Transitioning Youth from Education to Employment to name a few.
Young Entrepreneurs Program
The YEP program aims to provide a foundation for people with disabilities to create sustainable self-employment opportunities, via skills training, applied learning, mentorship and positive support.
Catering for different skill levels and learning needs, the 20-week program offers training to develop your skills in your chosen area of interest, for example Art/Craft/Jewellery, along with the practical business and entrepreneurial skills required to set up your business or to join others to become part of a Social Enterprise. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.
Participants learn how to:
- Develop a Business Plan and build customer relations
- Market and promote your business
- Keep records and manage money
- Access professional advice from business experts
- Become part of a Social Hub where disability and mainstream communities connect
- Become self-sufficient and gain confidence
Funded by Department of Family and Community Services, the “BREED Quakers Hill IT Lab” has been one of our most successful programs. The IT Lab is an after-school IT club for high-functioning youth on the autism spectrum, between the ages 10-19 years old.
Working independently and in groups, participants are encouraged to explore their love of technology and develop their technical skills, such as programming, graphics, coding, animation, robotics, game and app development, within self-identified projects. Current projects include:
- Rebuilding and reformatting computers
- Building and programming Lego Mindstorm
- Game development
- Video editing
BREED provides a socially safe, inclusive and welcoming environment to develop their technical skills, improve their self-esteem, as well as reduce isolation and focus their skills towards developing rewarding careers.
Interested In Working With Us?
Nirimba Education Precinct
2A Eastern Road
PO Box 147
Quakers Hill NSW 2763
P: (02) 9853 3200