Youth Employment Program to Support Young People

Date05 August 2022

The City of Rockingham is delivering a specialised Youth Employment Program to assist local young people aged 16 – 24 access employment and training opportunities. 

Throughout 2022/2023 the City will be taking on seven young people on a three-year paid traineeship. The City then aims to continue the program in 2023/2024. 

City staff tree planting.

Traineeships will be provided across a number of areas including horticulture, arboriculture, trades, business administration and engineering. The program will be facilitated by employer support agency Nudge. 

During the program young people will receive expert mentoring, and will also benefit from direct on-the-job support from City supervisors as they progress through their respective traineeships. 

Depending on their ambitions, the City will be able to offer support to young people should they wish to engage in further tertiary study or attain trade qualifications while they carry out their traineeship.    

“This pilot program is an investment in our community’s future and the City is thrilled to be offering these opportunities to local young people,” City of Rockingham CEO Michael Parker said. 

The Youth Employment Program will allow participants to get access to paid work that enables them to gain on the job experience which becomes a stepping stone towards further education and formal employment.

“Given the level of youth unemployment in the community, the City hopes this program broadens horizons for local young people looking to enter the workforce. 

“In addition to this program, the City also offers a wide range of events, programs and initiatives through the Rockingham Youth Centre that support young people with respect to education and employment.”     

For more information visit Youth Employment Program

Image: The City's Youth Employment Program will support local young people aged 16 - 24 access employment and training opportunities. Picture: City of Rockingham. 

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