Being Herd Pathways

Empowering young people who are looking for work to take charge of their future!

what’s it all about?

Being Herd Pathways is a program for young people who aren’t studying or working right now! It kicks off with a storytelling workshop and is designed to empower you to take charge of your future by arming you with job-ready skills and knowledge of how to take care of your wellbeing on your journey to employment.

After the workshop, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will continue to support you on your journey to getting a job! They are someone who you can trust to guide you, support you and is there to answer any questions you have and put your mind at ease.

Being Herd Pathways is currently available in Western Sydney, Central Coast and The Hunter Region.

is it right for me?

Being Herd Pathways is for young people who:

  • are 16-24 years old
  • aren’t currently in education, employment or training
  • are Australian/New Zealand citizens, permanent residents of Australia humanitarian visa holders
  • are living in NSW in Western Sydney/Central Coast/Hunter









upcoming dates


  • Toukley: 17th March
  • Penrith: 26th March


  • Parramatta: 14th April
  • Gosford: 21st April
  • Charlestown: 28th April


  • Campbelltown: 6th May
  • Maitland: 20th May
  • Penrith: 26th May

We will be visiting other areas so please register your interest!

Come along to our workshop

The Being Herd Pathways program is delivered by batyr and is funded by the NSW Government as part of the Youth Employment Innovation Challenge. The program is currently being delivered in the Central Coast/Hunter and Western Sydney regions – the program may also be available in other regions towards the end of 2019. The Youth Employment Innovation Challenge is a $10 million NSW Government program that provides funding to innovative solutions and ideas that help young people find employment in NSW.

The workshop definitely boosted my confidence! I was able to see how my words could show the positives from the negative experiences.

Kaitlin, Being Herd Pathways Participant



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