CONNECT Northern Rivers Inc. is a not-for-profit, organisation founded in 1999 as Northern Rivers VET in Schools Consortium. We began providing Work Placement for high school students studying Vocational, Education and Training courses. We have expanded to provide specialised education and employment services to School-based Trainees, Indigenous young people, and young people seeking employment and training post-school. CONNECT now works with communities throughout the Northern Rivers region from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads and west to Woodenbong and Bonalbo.  


CONNECT Northern Rivers Inc.’s vision is one where the communities of the Northern Rivers see all young people empowered to reach their full potential.


CONNECT Northern Rivers Inc. works to build the capacity of young people and their families to successfully engage with education, training and employment. CONNECT also works to improve opportunities for young people through providing advocacy and support to employers, schools, and training providers.

We invite you to work with us to develop education, training and employment opportunities for youth in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Becoming involved in our programs can provide real benefits to your organisation as well as making a difference in the life of a young person.