We’re committed to ensuring our youth are matched with the right opportunities for career success. Representing one in every five working-aged Australians, we’re pledging a promise to further develop our youth’s knowledge, skills, and capabilities through work and education opportunities that benefit individual and family lives.
The effects of COVID restrictions and lockdowns have been felt heavily by our youth. The last 12 months have seen many young Australians need to move back home or rely on casual work that is heavily reduced and/or inconsistent.
Our Victorian Youth Program and Employer Partnerships are focused on supporting, motivating and benefiting this group of young Australian’s. Our Future.
On 1 July, we kicked off our pledge to find and place 300 Youth into jobs within 100 Days.
By 20 July, we have achieved 115 youth placements, and as of 9th August we are at 205 and couldn’t be prouder of our Team. And it’s all happened despite the challenge of lockdowns and increased restrictions.
Raf Matta, Jobfind Youth Engagement Coach, summarised the need for this commitment perfectly.
“Youth need more help than ever before. Youth unemployment is on the rise, and it’s our job to reach out and help young people with education, training, and employment. Youth are our future and the leaders of tomorrow.”
Keep an eye on our socials for updates on our target. We look forward to sharing many exciting stories with you as we track the next 100 days!