Labor will help get young Tasmanians into good, secure jobs

Tasmanian Labor
  • A Labor Government will fund the Youth Connectors program
  • Program will assist 480 young people into work over next two years
  • Program will work alongside Labor’s career educators in schools policy and plan to create a network of ten jobs hubs
  • 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
    years.

    “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
    communities.

    “Labor will also fundamentally
    reform in-school career education to connect today’s learners with tomorrow’s
    jobs.

    “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

    Labor Leader

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