The Australian Government has made available $10 million to help industry organisations develop pathways for young people to gain work experience and employment. This initiative responds to calls from industry for greater input in selecting, training, matching and supporting young job seekers into work.
The industry pilots will directly connect job seekers with employers and industries with significant workforce needs, particularly growth industries. The industry pilots will test the effectiveness and benefits of industry-led pre-employment pathways designed to fast track young people into work. Industry pilot providers will have direct access to work experience and job opportunities for young people and deliver pre-employment pathways tailored to the needs of suitable employers within the industry pilot timeframe.
The industry pilots build upon the already successful Youth Jobs PaTH initiative that has helped almost 50,000 young job seekers find work. Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government employment service that helps young people, under 25 years of age, who struggle to enter the labour market to gain the skills with pre-employment training and work experience they need to get and keep a job. More information is available on the Youth Jobs PaTH page.
The procurement will be undertaken in two stages:
- Stage one – Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)
- Stage two – Request for Tender (RFT) open only to Respondents to the REOI shortlisted by the department.
Respondents whose responses have been shortlisted may be invited to respond to a further Request for Tender (RFT) process.
Industry pilots must be delivered in Australia and can be delivered nationally, in one or more states, across Employment Regions and Employment Service Areas or in a single location.
An online information presentation for the REOI Youth Jobs PaTh Industry Pilots 2020–2021 is available. You can view the presentation or read the presentation slides and talking points.
- REOI for industry pilots information presentation
- REOI for industry pilots presentation slides
- REOI for industry pilots presentation talking points
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
The FAQ for the REOI for Youth Jobs PaTH Industry Pilots 2020–2021 will help you find answers to the questions you may have. The FAQ document will be updated frequently.
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