National Youth Commission into Youth Transitions and Employment
The National Youth Commission (NYC) into Youth Employment and Transitions seeks to bring together the expertise, ideas and experience of young people and the whole of the Australian community to build a reform agenda for education and the preparation and support of young people for work now and into the future.
Some key statistics:
650,000 YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 25 YEARS ARE CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED
26.6% OF ALL LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE ARE AGED 15-24 YEARS OLD
50% OF THE WORLD’S YOUNG PEOPLE WILL END UP IN JOBS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN CREATED YET
12 YEARS IS THE TIME YOUNG PEOPLE SPEND STUDYING A CURRICULUM THAT WAS DEVELOPED OVER 70 YEARS AGO AND IS NOT RELEVANT FOR THE FUTURE
4.7 YEARS IS THE AVERAGE TIME IT TAKES FOR A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TO TRANSITION TO WORK IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELD
The National Youth Commission is hosting a number of public hearings, and Geelong has been selected as one of only five sites for these public hearings, and the only one outside of Melbourne. Over two days, on March 28-29, Geelong will come together to discuss the issues and challenges around youth employment and transitions that are important in our region
It's time to take action!
The Geelong Region LLEN is partnering with the NYC to host and promote the work of the Commission.
And we want YOU to have your say! Help us ensure the Geelong region's unique perspective is heard, and speak up for the young people of our region.
The Commission wants to hear a diverse range of voices on the topic of youth employment and transitions, so if you have an experience to share, then you might like to register to present. Just some examples of people who might like to present are: