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New partners join our Youth Employment Consortium

By November 3, 2021No Comments
Youth Employment Consortium New Partners

Our Youth Employment Consortium (YEC) is gaining momentum with more wrap around support service partners coming on board as we further our commitment to placing 5,000 unemployed young people into jobs.

One Eighty, Concern Australia, National Indigenous Culinary Institute and Beyond Youth have joined YEC alongside many high-profile employers, educators and not-for-profits who have also come together to join forces to defeat youth unemployment.

The combined expertise of Jobfind’s Youth Employment Consortium is delivering training, support, apprenticeships, and real job opportunities to young unemployed Australians. In addition, our new partners will further the holistic approach to tackling youth unemployment by adding complementary support services for vulnerable and at-risk youth.

Deepa Golani, YEC Project Lead, is excited to be partnering with more like-minded organisations to increase the opportunities for our youth.

“We are delighted to have new partners join hands with Jobfind and other YEC stakeholders. It’s exciting to work together to focus on advocating for and improving the lives of our youth through new learning and support opportunities.”

Raf Matta, Youth Engagement Coach, is proud that organisations are reaching out and wanting to collaborate and find solutions.

“It’s vitally important we act now to address the issue of youth unemployment. Young job seekers think differently from other generations, so they need a unique approach of wrap-around tailored services offering guidance, support and career opportunities. With more and more partners joining together, we can achieve our goal of 5,000 jobs for our youth.”

About our new partners

One Eighty
Youth is a crucial transition stage in a person’s life, and one of the significant issues concerning our young people is mental health. One Eighty CEO, Paris Jeffcoat, is at the forefront of effecting positive change in youth mental health and joining the partnership will complement empowering our youth into employment.

“One Eighty is run by young people, for young people. Working with Jobfind, our peer support programs and training will enable more young people to form a sense of belonging and identity, build problem-solving skills and resilience, and to better manage their mental health long-term.”

Concern Australia
Concern Australia works with vulnerable young people and children, creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives. Their staff and volunteers connect with 30,000 vulnerable young people and children Australia-wide through their suite of innovative programs.

Concern Australia CEO Michelle Crawford is looking forward to working with YEC to support the disadvantaged young people they serve.

“Concern Australia is delighted to partner with Jobfind and like-minded agencies through the newly launched Youth Employment Consortium. We share a commitment to ensuring that young people realise their potential through employment.”

National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI)
NICI is actively engaged in providing young Indigenous people in Australia an avenue to train and acquire skills to become Australia’s leading chefs. They also offer training and experience for aspiring First Nations chefs who get an opportunity to be mentored by Australia’s top chefs and train at award-winning restaurants.

CEO Nathan Lovett is passionate about providing opportunities in the culinary industry to our First Nations youth. The consortium will allow him to reach out and promote this career opportunity widely.

“The hospitality industry is a fantastic way for young people to build a career that can take you all over the world.”

CEO Nathan Lovett is passionate about providing opportunities in the culinary industry to our First Nations youth. The consortium will allow him to reach out and promote this career opportunity widely.

Beyond Youth
Abdullahi Mohamed, Director of Beyond Youth, set out to respond to the disadvantages within his community by delivering programs based around education on basic life skills. As a result, our job seekers will have the benefit of complementary programs.

“Beyond Youth and Jobfind are collaborating to help our communities’ unemployment rates decrease.”

Concern Australia
One Eighty