Youth Education Centre (YEC) is a Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) school.
It consists of three campuses, Cavan, Magill and Outreach.
The Cavan and Magill campuses exist within the Youth Training Centres run by Families SA to furnish a secure care environment for young offenders. They provide educational programs for young people on remand or who are serving detention orders.
Outreach exists separately from the secure care system and provides educational and vocational programs at a range of sites throughout the metropolitan area. While based at the Flexicentre, Magill, it includes Wiltanendi Paiendi North at Elizabeth and Wiltanendi Paiendi West at Angle Park as well as Mobile Training Facilities which service a number of metropolitan and country areas.
Young people utilising YEC’s Outreach services vary widely. Whilst many have had contact with the Juvenile Justice system, others attend because of disenchantment with mainstream schools. There are also those who wish to access the variety of short courses on offer or to gain certification in VET programs.