Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced that young people in the local community will soon be able to access Employability Skills Training to help improve their chances of finding and keeping a job.
Mr Hogan congratulated the training organisations on their new role and looked forward to the program starting this April.
“The Government is investing $188.3 million in Employability Skills Training (EST), to help more young Australians into work,” he said.
“This is a great initiative to help our young people get the skills they need to take up a job in the region.”
Mr Hogan said three Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) will deliver training in the area under Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare, Trial, Hire), to help young people aged 15-24 years gain the skills employers are looking for when hiring staff in entry-level positions.
These organisations are:
- Career Options Training Australia,
- Strategix Training Group
- Quality Training and Hospitality College
“We know that businesses are keen to employ young people but sometimes find that applicants do not have core skills for the workplace,” Mr Hogan said.
“Through Employability Skills Training young people in our community will gain that knowledge and be better prepared to take up job opportunities.”
Employers are already able to hire young Australians by accessing a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) per employee. 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.