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Accessible Pathways to Training and Education for young people aged 15 – 25 years.
Supported by the William Buckland Foundation the project will address the long term negative impact of unemployment experienced by young people aged 15 – 25 living in suburbs that fall into the highest areas of social disadvantage in Victoria as measured by the 2015 “Dropping Off The Edge” report (https://dote.org.au/findings/victoria/).
- Corio and its environs
- Corio is second most disadvantaged community in the whole of Victoria (DOTE 2016) with unemployment in excess of 16.9% (ABS 2016)’
- Doveton and Dandenong
- Doveton is rated just behind Corio in terms of social disadvantage (DOTE 2016). The closure of Doveton’s three big factories General Motors Holden, International Harvester and Heinz has significantly impacted opportunities for youth employment.
- Hume City Council
- Hume City includes the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Campbellfield and Coolaroo. These suburbs are in the highest 10 most socioeconomically disadvantaged in Victoria and youth unemployment in the Hume area is above 16%.’
The project will recruit 60 young people per year located in these suburbs and support their transition into a meaningful career over four years (2017-2020). This will bring about motivation by participants to seek employment, positive attitude toward work, employability skills that are attractive to potential employers, understanding of potential career pathways, education, and lead to a successful transition into a traineeship or apprenticeship, employment or further training.