The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

Federal Member for Stirling
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Helping Stirling young people become job ready

Monday, 10 April 2017

Helping Stirling young people become job ready
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has announced the commencement of Employability Skills Training in the Stirling electorate that will help local youth into work.

Speaking at Stirling Skills Training Centre in Mirrabooka this morning, Mr Keenan said Jobactive clients aged 15-24 years will benefit.

“Feedback from local businesses tells me that young people often do not have a proper understanding of what is expected in the workplace,” Mr Keenan said.

“That is why today I am pleased to announce that seven local organisations in Stirling will deliver Employability Skills Training to help our youth in the community become better prepared for employment.

“Young people will have the opportunity to participate in training courses that will teach them everything from basic work skills, to writing resumes, attending interviews and practical industry awareness experiences.”

Employability Skills Training is part of the ‘Prepare’ element of the Federal Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH program – with a commitment of $188.3 million expected to benefit more than 200,000 young people across Australia. 

 “This is a fantastic initiative to help our young people get the skills they need to take up a job in the local community and I encourage all eligible Stirling youth to participate.”

Other elements of the Youth Jobs PaTH program include a voluntary internship of four to 12 weeks to help young people gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job, and a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) for employers. 

Employability Skills Training Providers in Stirling include:
• Communicare Inc – Mirrabooka
• FGM Consultants Pty Ltd – Mirrabooka
• Jobtrain WA Pty Ltd – Mirrabooka
• Status Works Pty Ltd – Mirrabooka
• Stirling Skills Training Inc – Mirrabooka
• Centrecare Skills Training Centre – Mirrabooka
• The MTA Group Training Scheme Inc- Mirrabooka

For more information on Employability Skills Training and other support available for young people under the Government’s Youth Employment Strategy, visit: www.employment.gov.au/youth

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