An Australia where all young people have a pathway to a meaningful and rewarding career.
To bridge the gap between unemployment and a meaningful career for young Australians facing disadvantage.
When a young person finishes school in Australia, they’re work-ready, right? Sadly, that’s increasingly not the case. Employers demand a diverse range and depth of skills – technical and non-technical – which regular school education won’t necessarily cover. This is where the Skilling Australia Foundation comes to the fore with our passion for skills-based education.
We work in innovative ways to support young Australians facing disadvantage to forge their own career pathways through training and meaningful employment. By teaming up with schools, industry, business, governments and the vocational education and training sector, the Skilling Australia Foundation has helped more than 1,300 young people build the skills towards a meaningful career, setting them up for a career of their choice.
How we do it
We take a multi-dimensional approach by offering:
- Free job-readiness programs
- Tuition-fee relief grants
- Merit based scholarships for high-achieving apprentices and trainees
- Collaboration with schools and industry to equip students with the skills required for the workforce of the 21st century
The Foundation was set up in 2012 and commenced activities in 2013. Since then our work continues to gain national and international recognition. We’re a not-for-profit charity and have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) status.