A National Job Cadet Program: Averting a youth unemployment tragedy

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How can a national job cadet program avert a looming tragedy in youth unemployment, and how could your business benefit from such a program?

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COVID-19 has dramatically changed the national and global jobs and work landscape for everyone, but disproportionately more so for young people.

Action is needed to address the national crisis in the youth jobs market, which is why Ai Group is supporting the Mitchell Institute’s proposal for a National Job Cadet Program to help young people into work.

Join us in a discussion on how a national job cadet program might avert a looming tragedy in youth unemployment and how your business could benefit from such a program.

Megan Lilly, Ai Group's Head of Workforce Development, will be joined by Dr Peter Hurley, Policy Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy, and Prof. Peter Dawkins, Professor of Economics and Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University.

The National Job Cadet Program proposes a range of work-based programs along with government incentives for students and employers as a solution to the growing crisis.

In recent years, youth unemployment in Australia had been more than double the national average, and when combined with the youth underemployment figure, underutilisation affected one in every three young person aged 15 – 24 years.

A lesson from the Global Financial Crisis in 2008-09 was that young people are the first to be hit by major economic downturns and are the slowest to emerge.

New research shows that in 2020 secondary school leavers and tertiary graduates have been hit the hardest by the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic.

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