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Support for young people to find jobs

11 April 2016
Vocational education and training pathways (VET) will support young people in regional areas with high unemployment rates transition into the workforce.
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The $8 million Regional VET Pathways initiative supports 15 to 19 year olds who are not in study or work to find pathways into education, training and employment.

Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro said the program would engage young people and help them pursue career opportunities they otherwise may not have had.

“Successful providers will deliver career mentoring, and assistance for young people when looking for work experience or transitioning into training and employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Once the Regional VET Pathways program is fully implemented, an estimated 1,000 young people each year should be able to get additional support.”

Connect Northern Rivers (Richmond-Tweed), Mid Coast Connect Inc (Mid-North Coast) and Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (Capital) have successfully tendered to deliver the services as part of the program.

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