New job program to teach young people how to conduct themselves in the workplace

SBS, 8 September 2015.


Teaching young people how to apply for a job and how to dress for an interview are vital skills job seekers need and will form part of a new ‘Transition to Work’ service being introduced by the Government in 2016.

Assistant Minister for Employment Luke Hartsuyker said a recent survey from the Department of Employment found that more than a third of employers believed that the best thing a young person could do to improve their prospects of getting a job is to improve their attitude.

“Many young people lack the basic skills on how to conduct themselves in the workplace,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“Transition to Work will address this issue among a range of other issues to ensure that our young people are as work ready as possible.”

The Transition to Work program will start in the 2016 calendar year for organisations that will be selected on the basis of their track record with youth in the workplace, their plan to implement the service and their links to community organisations.

“Youth unemployment has risen since the Budget, with nearly 300,000 young people unemployed.”

The Abbott Government believes the new the new program, to be rolled out across the country, will assist in skill development.

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