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Industry Skills Fund – Youth Stream        

Programme summary

The Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream includes two pilot programmes, Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways. The programmes assist business by supporting job specific training for new, young employees; and community organisations to help young people return to school, start vocational training or move into work.

  • Training for Employment Scholarships supports training that meets the needs of your business and assists young people who are newly employed, but require further training.

    If your business has less than 200 employees, and you have hired an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 years within the last three months, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7 500 for the cost of up to 26 weeks job specific training.

  • Youth Employment Pathways supports community organisations to assist disengaged young people, aged 15 to 18 years, to get back into school, start vocational training, or move into work.

    Community service organisations may be eligible for up to $2 000 in financial support to purchase or provide services to meet individuals' needs such as intensive case management, job search, mentoring and other services relevant to young people.

The two pilot programmes; Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways, are available nationally until 30 June 2016.

What kind of assistance can I access?

Training for Employment Scholarships

Funding is available for training that is relevant to your business needs and provides your new employee with the skills or qualifications required to do their job.

For further information refer to the Factsheet.

Youth Employment Pathways

Funding is available for community organisations to provide or purchase suitable activities to assist the young person return to school, start vocational training or move into work.

For further information refer to the Factsheet.

Who will the pilot programmes assist?

Training for Employment Scholarships

The Training for Employment Scholarships programme will assist micro, small and medium businesses to have the cost of up to 26 weeks of job-specific training for new employees reimbursed.

Youth Employment Pathways

The Youth Employment Pathways programme will assist community service organisations to provide or purchase suitable activities to assist the young person return to school, start vocational training or move into work.

Contact

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