Australia faces two related problems: skilled labour shortages in many sectors and a high rate of youth unemployment. Australia’s overall unemployment number conceals an army of unemployed and disengaged young people. The most recent ABS Labour Force Survey data shows youth unemployment in the 15 to 19 cohort is currently 27.17% Nationwide. In some regions,Continue Reading »
We have a real opportunity to look at secondary education differently in Australia. Secondary education is working for many Australian students, but a sizeable percentage is not being equipped for the workplace. We see the evidence in the high rate of youth unemployment among 15 to 19 year olds, which is 24% nationwide and 45%Continue Reading »
We are excited to have had Craig Ondarchie MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of Victoria, officially launch the Western Business School at the Committee for Wyndham 2013 Annual Gala Dinner last night in front of over 240 guests. The Western Business School is working in partnership with the Committee for Wyndham to deliver anContinue Reading »
Skilling Australia Foundation CEO, Nicholas Wyman talks about closing the skills gap and how parents, educators and business can play a key role in helping young people reach their full potential while contributing to their workplace and their communities. The Skilling Australia Foundation is delighted to be a recipient of a community grant from theContinue Reading »
The rise of first year apprentice pastry chef Daniela Clarke would never have happened without the injection of some essential ingredients. Blending work experience at Cake Mania in Parramatta together with a lifelong love of cooking and food, this 17 year old is on her way to fulfilling her dream. She is now learning theContinue Reading »
Young jobless need special attention, say training group. Australia’s young people are missing important life and work-place skills and the obstacles are even greater in disadvantaged communities, where the youth unemployment rate can be as high as 40 percent.
Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that young Australians are bearing the brunt of falling employment opportunities in Australia. In parts of Melbourne youth unemployment in the 15-19 year old cohort is almost twice the national rate. This is similar in Sydney with parts of inner Sydney experiencing 39.8% youth unemployment in theContinue Reading »
Vote1Jobs is a bold new community jobs drive that will help get scores of unemployed Victorians into work. This exciting joint initiative between WPC Group, Leader Community Newspapers and the Herald Sun will also put Victorian jobs high on the political agenda ahead of the federal election. Vote1Jobs will match people with jobs and generateContinue Reading »
Thursday 20th June 2013, Nicholas Wyman, CEO Skilling Australia Foundation, joined fellow CEOs and Business Leaders at Etihad Stadium for the CEO Sleepout, hosted by St Vincent de Paul Society. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout began as a local community venture in Sydney’s Parramatta in 2006. In 2010 the event was launched nationally and exceeded expectations,Continue Reading »
Young people struggling to get a job now have a helping hand thanks to a new foundation set up to boost skilled employment. The Skilling Australia Foundation, set up by WPC Group, a Melbourne recruitment agency specialising in apprenticeships and traineeships, aims to get young people off the dole and into work.