The implementation of the New Youth Program in NSW has already begun and will take us all the way to December 2021. By the end of 2019, we are aiming to have 35% of Groups upskilled and on their journey of implementing the New Youth Program. By the end of 2020, we are aiming for 70% of Groups upskilled and by December 2021, we will have 100% of Groups in NSW upskilled to the New Youth Program.
Term 1, 2019 will see 15 Groups from Golden West, North Coast and Hume Regions upskilled onto the New Youth Program to ensure an adequate coverage of the Program across all Regions. From Term 2, 2019, we will begin our roll-out implementation. This involves a geographical cluster of 3 to 5 Groups being chosen from applications submitted, in consultation with the Region Teams, to be upskilled together. This will allow strong support networks to form to ensure successful transitions to the New Youth Program. The roll-out will continue from Term 2, 2019 until the end of our implementation in December 2021.
Along the way, you can expect to hear lots of positive stories from our New Program Groups about all the fun things they have been able to achieve because of the Program and you will also be kept informed about what the Groups who are not yet transitioning can be doing to help ensure that they are ready for when it is their turn.