27 August, 2022
Youth careers in focus
CAREERS for local youth will be in focus for Tablelands Regional Council as it launches the Tablelands Tomorrow Initiative next month, aiming to better connect youth in the shire with employment opportunities.
The 10-month project will be delivered in September by the council alongside other groups including Vocational Partnerships Group, local high schools, ECHO Empowering Services, Ravenshoe Community Centre and Better Together.
Community and Corporate Services general manager Hilary Jackson said the program was aimed at Tablelands youth aged 15-24 and would help create connections between them and local employers, universities and training organisations.
To assist with the project, the council received $225,901 from a National Careers Institute Partnership grant. There will be three stages to the project, the first being career guidance and exploration, providing personalised guidance for youth exploring careers for the first time, re-entering the workforce, changing careers or do further training.
Career readiness is the second and the last stage will connect the community to local employers for discussion in relation to insight, sought after skills, potential jobs, placements and more.