Industry and Young People

Successful engagement of young people in the labour market and society is crucial not only for their own personal economic prospects and well-being, but also for overall economic growth and social cohesion. In Australia, the unemployment rate for young people is often double the national unemployment rate and young people are at a particular disadvantage during crises - you can find out more here: https://www.oecd.org/employment/youth/

 

Industry engagement with young people early on and consistently in their schooling is important. Evidence suggests that young people who encounter four or more employers during schooling are less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training). You can find out more here: https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/its-who-you-meet-why-employer-contacts-at-school-make-a-difference-to-the-employment-prospects-of-young-adults/

 

There are many opportunities for youth in our industries, which are often niche areas anything from manufacturing to fashion, conservation and land management, flooring and forestry – there is something for everyone!

 

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How we can help you.

We consult with industry associations and employers regularly about their workforce and skills needs. We can help you navigate the education system and we have the networks that can get you started in your journey. Consider us your guide and partnership broker helping bridge the gaps in our community.

 

Our successes in this partnering position are many! Some projects include:

  • mentoring Cabinet Making apprentices

  • promoting traineeships for the horticultural sector

  • facilitating school tours of furnishings and light manufacturing employers

  • promoting industry tours for teachers;

  • coordinating Try-a-Trade initiatives; delivering Work Inspiration programs;

  • and, promoting internships on behalf of the Flooring industry

Whether you are an individual, school, service provider, employer or industry association, would be happy to discuss ideas and initiatives that you are working on or we can come up with one together.

If you want any assistance or have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us.  Phone 08 9361 2800.

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