The future is bright for young people in Wright who will soon be able to access new Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated local training organisations on securing the contracts to help young jobseekers find work.
“The Coalition Government is investing $188.3 million in Employability Skills Training to help more Australians into work.”
“This is a great, practical initiative to help our young people to get the skills they need to succeed,” Mr Buchholz said.
“A job is the best opportunity we can provide for young people and this program will mean they can get a foothold in the employment market.”
From April, young people will be able to undertake a voluntary internship of 4-12 weeks to gain work experience and further boost their job prospects.
Nine Registered Training Organisations will deliver training in the area under Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire), to help young people aged 15-24 gain the skills employers are looking for when hiring staff.
These organisations include Career Options Training Australia, Strategix Training Group and Quality Training and Hospitality College.
“Nothing beats hands-on experience for gaining skills and knowledge. This program is an investment in our youth and a direct benefit for our local employers as well,” Mr Buchholz said.
For more information on Employability Skills Training and other support available for young people under the Government’s Youth Employment Strategy, visit: www.employment.gov.au/youth