Tasmanian Labor will support the
Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) to implement its 24-month pilot program ‘Youth
Connectors’ to address youth unemployment.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said
the program will help support 480 young people into work over the next two
“A majority Labor Government
will help get young people into jobs by supporting the Youth Connectors
program,” Ms White said
“This program will help address the serious issues facing youth employment in
Tasmania, with youth unemployment sitting at 12.2%.
“The Youth Connectors program
will be run out of Jobs Hubs in Sorell, Glenorchy and George Town and will provide
individualised services to young people to help connect them to work.”
Ms White said this program will
complement Labor’s existing jobs policy, with a plan to create 10 Jobs Hubs
across Tasmania to support 1,000 people of all ages into work each year.
“In addition to the Youth
Connectors program Labor will invest $17.5 million over four years to fund
regional jobs hubs across Tasmania.
“These hubs will be based on the
South East Employment Hub model and be adapted to the specific needs of local
“Labor will also fundamentally
reform in-school career education to connect today’s learners with tomorrow’s
“We will invest $18.8 million
into career education, creating jobs for 65 career educators who will work
with students and teachers across years 7-12 to make career education part of
what happens every day in every classroom.
“Only Labor is working for Tasmanians to help ensure people of all ages can get access to good, secure jobs.
“While Peter Gutwein and the Liberals plan to privatise TAFE and carve up the Hydro, Labor has a clear plan to help get Tasmanians to work and get the economy working for Tasmanians.”
Rebecca White MP