Western Australia has once again topped the list of the nation’s highest unemployment rates. Numbers are the highest they’ve been in 16 years.
For young people, there are significant challenges to be overcome. The workforce is becoming increasingly casualised, the labour market remains non-buoyant, apprenticeship/traineeship programs are highly under-attended and personal barriers continue to disrupt success.
Though unemployment is not experienced equally by all young people, extended periods of unemployment for any young person can bring about an ongoing cycle of disadvantage. On a wider scale, the economic costs are significant.
At-risk cohorts, in particular, require tailored support that considers the range of barriers they may be experiencing – To achieve this, Australia as a nation must work to drive systemic change and build the right community infrastructures to support them.
At this stage, it’s critical that we collaborate to end the cycle of unemployment and disadvantage. The 6th Future of Youth Employment forum offers a unique opportunity to engage with cross-sector experts working to tackle youth unemployment across the board. Featuring a number of engaging presentations and panels, this event is a platform for transparent, inspiring and results-driven discussions about the future of our young people in Australia.
Download this document to view: The most up to date agenda, confirmed speakers for 2019 and testimonials.
“The summit offered capacity to network with professionals across the nation as well as the opportunity to hear about best practice case studies happening in other states.”
“I enjoyed everyone's passion for making a better future for our youth. I also liked the way everyone was prepared to share what works at their organisation or school, so we all can benefit.”
“It was great to hear the insights provided by those who have had hands on experience of meeting the needs of young people.”
“This conference on Youth Employment is a quality nation-wide program, ahead of competitors....It is engaging, interesting & prompts attendees with a range of real examples.”
“The conference program was exceptional - Thought provoking and practical at the same time.”
“The content of the Youth Employment forum was very well curated. I came away with new knowledge and new questions, and new contacts in my field.”
“This was such a wonderful event and am so incredibly grateful to be able to attend. I have walked out so inspired and with so many ideas to help grow my organization.”
Year 12 Student, National WorldSkills Competition Gold Medal Winner
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