Like so many other young Australians, Joshua’s career path was anything but certain once he had completed year 12. After completing year 12, Joshua embarked upon a six-month electrical apprenticeship at Victoria University. As is so often the case, once he had completed his studies, Joshua was unable to find an employer willing to offerContinue Reading »
Automotive apprentice Billy Papadopoulos is the fast track to success. The 20 year old has been awarded the Evan Phillips Scholarship by the Rotary Club of Footscray and the Skilling Australia Foundation. The annual $2,500 scholarship provides assistance to a youth in Melbourne’s west who is undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship.
Natasha Oliver might be fresh out of high school, but she’s certainly not wasting any time when it comes to her career. With the help of the WPC Group, she’s already worked her way into a traineeship at the Victorian Government Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI).
Memuna Jalloh travelled across the world to land her dream job as an apprentice chef, after escaping war-torn Sierra Leone as a toddler. When war broke out in Sierra Leone, Memuna’s parents took their two-year-old daughter to live with her grandmother in Guinea. It was there that she learned the joys of cooking at herContinue Reading »
by Jessica Mendoza NEW YORK — With little disagreement that the global youth jobs crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, problem solvers have begun developing and implementing coordinated solutions. These range from renewed focus on affordable education to public-private partnerships aimed at closing the “skills gap” to entrepreneurship programs —Continue Reading »
Thanks to the generosity of Citi staff, I spent one week in Brisbane to undertake my Scholarship work placement at Hatch & Co., located at Skyring Terrace Newstead near the Brisbane River. Hatch & Co. is a modern, contempory restaurant with about 35 or so tables, with 20 indoors and 15 outside. The restaurant catersContinue Reading »
As soon as I heard from Skilling Australia Foundation that Citi staff had funded a Scholarship and that I was awarded one and would be travelling to Melbourne for a week I was extremely excited. I had only ever worked in stadiums and had never experienced any other work place involving kitchens. As soon IContinue Reading »
Thanks to the generosity of the Citi staff, I was able to undertake one week of work placement at the Marriott in Sydney. Throughout the week I discovered what it was like to work in a hotel compared to a restaurant that I’m used to. On my first day I was shown around the hotelContinue Reading »
from the Coca Cola Journey It might be hard to believe, but it’s true: you’ve graduated. The long summer break is over and as the new year really kicks in, so does the reality of looking for a job. Whether you’ve finished high school, university or your training, now is the time to take theContinue Reading »
Australia faces two related problems: skilled labour shortages in many sectors and a high rate of youth unemployment. Skilling Australia Foundation CEO Nicholas Wyman said Australia’s overall unemployment number concealed an army of unemployed and disengaged young people. 18 December 2013