Employability Skills – skills training of young unemployed to be more vocational

Skills training of young people to be more vocationally oriented encouraging Employability Skills

Employers have consistently called for skills training of young people to be  more vocationally oriented, with the Business Council of Australia in  July  asking in its action plan for more teaching in ”employability skills” such as  teamwork, problem solving and effective communication. Chris  Johnson, National Political Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald,  Read more

Employability Skills for youth unemployed industry specific initiatives – food and grocery

UK  nation wide initiative by food and grocery industry for youth unemployment

Following the success of a pilot project in 2012, the entire food and grocery industry has launched Feeding Britain’s Future – Skills for Work Month 2013 and is helping youngsters gain the skills they need to get into work.

feeding-britains-futureFeeding Britain’s Future, led by research charity IGD, is the first initiative of its kind, giving young people access to farms, factories and stores, and firsthand knowledge of the skills needed for a career in the food industry or elsewhere.

Last year 70 businesses participated, in 700 locations covering every region in the UK. The campaign provided 10,000 training opportunities with 98% of participants saying they felt more confident applying for a job.

This year the campaign already has over 100 companies signed up and plans to offer more than 12,000 opportunities for young unemployed people across 1,000 locations nationwide.

As well as workshops to improve their soft skills, all participants will have the chance to understand what goes on in a potato packhouse, how the business is run and the wide range of careers available working at Greenvale, the UK’s leading supplier of fresh potatoes.

Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive, IGD, said: “The UK food and grocery industry employs 3.7 million people, providing one in seven jobs – making us Britain’s biggest private sector employer. With that scale comes responsibility – we have a vital role to play in tackling youth unemployment by sharing our advice and experience. Feeding Britain’s Future is bringing the industry together to share the rules of the game with young people.

Read more about Feeding Britain’s Future

Employability Skills will be discussed at upcoming conference on long-term unemployment in Australia

LTU-LogoLong Term Unemployment Conference

A national  conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment

| Mature Age | Youth | Indigenous | Disability | Regional |

18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, URL: www.longtermunemployment.org.au  Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068

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