The Coalition Government has partnered with the Australian Hotels Association to deliver up to 10,000 internships for young Australians looking to enter the workforce.
“This initiative will deliver highly valuable, practical experience to local young people, helping them develop the skills they need to be job ready,” Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said.
Mr Buchholz said the agreement was part of the Youth Jobs PaTH program and encouraged members of the local tourism industry to take part.
“This initiative will provide more opportunities for local youth to learn the skills they need, giving them practical work experience and gain a foothold in the employment market,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I’m pleased local businesses, with the support of the Australian Hotels Association, can now back our local young people so they are able to develop skills and experience that boosts their job prospects.”
The Youth Jobs PaTH program has seen more than 7,500 young people already commence an internship placement or employability skills training courses, and more than 7,500 young Australians have found work through the newly reformed youth wage subsidy.
Mr Buchholz said nothing beats hands-on experience for gaining skills and knowledge.
“A job is the best opportunity for young people, this initiative is an investment in the future of our local youth and a direct benefit for our local employers as well,” Mr Buchholz said.
Further information about Youth Jobs PaTH, including internships, is available at www.jobsearch.gov.au