Smart, Skilled & HIRED

Supporting young people and business owners in our local region

Smart Skilled & Hired is a youth employment program that helps young people and school leavers become work ready and kickstart a fulfilling career.

CHESS is excited to be delivering this program in the Mid North Coast and Clarence Valley regions through our affiliation with CoAct.

Smart Skilled and Hired connects young people with training, mentoring, work experience placements and other supports to build their skills and experience and get them into work.

Local businesses that provide opportunities for young people will benefit from access to job-ready employees with the skills and training they need for their businesses.


The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create
- Barak Obama