Australian Government to prepare, trial and hire young tech workforce

The Australian Federal government will launch a new youth employment package to provide young people with relevant skills and job experience to become part of the technology industry. The name of the initiative is Youth Jobs PaTH, which explains the process that will be followed: Prepare, Trial and Hire.

Youth Jobs PaTH will address the current skills shortage in the ICT industry in order to support businesses to hire well trained workers. This will be useful to promote economic growth by helping both companies to fulfill their needs and the youth labor force to become more competitive in the labor market.

First, the program will register young job seekers and provide them with intensive pre-employment technology training. Then an internship program will fill up to 120,000 vacancies over four years to provide participants with hands-on work experience. Finally, employers will be able to receive Youth Bonus wage subsidies worth $6,500 to $10,000 to hire job seekers for trainee programs.

The training will focus on a diverse set of skills that include teamwork, presentations and IT literacy. It will also teach participants how to prepare for jobs and how to search for further employment opportunities.

Additional Resources: ARN