01
Dec 17

10x Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Disengaged Youth

To be equipped for the jobs of tomorrow the youth of today need to learn new transferable entrepreneurial skills to succeed. This means a stronger focus on educators to cultivate entrepreneurial education. But many struggle to find the right resources to engage and inspire disengaged youth. Many youths find the thought of running their own … Continue reading 10x Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire Disengaged Youth

03
Nov 17

How my life (and yours) is being affected by the future

In a 2016 report published by The World Economic Forum, The Future of Jobs, it is estimated that 5 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020, and that the number will continue to rise. As a young Australian who has invested a lot into two undergraduate degrees and is carrying a pretty hefty … Continue reading How my life (and yours) is being affected by the future

26
Nov 15

Lack of Work-Ready STEM Grads Contributing to Increasing Youth Unemployment

Poor STEM skills among graduates is contributing to the growing youth unemployment rate in Australia according to a new report by PwC. Australia has slipped four places to 17th in the OECD rankings for employment of under 25s, with data from the PwC Young Workers Index indicating a downward trend in STEM skills, particularly math, … Continue reading Lack of Work-Ready STEM Grads Contributing to Increasing Youth Unemployment

24
Nov 15

Bankstown City Council – Promoting a progressive & empowered community

Youth StepUP focuses on providing a cultural bridge into the Australian labour market, equipping migrant youth with the tools they need to find their way in the sometimes complicated system they need to navigate. The primary aim is to strengthen soft skills development in young job seekers, increasing their opportunities to attain and maintain employment. … Continue reading Bankstown City Council – Promoting a progressive & empowered community

04
Nov 15

Instability & Low Quality Jobs Exacerbating Youth Unemployment

While global youth employment rates are gradually recovering, policy development could still go a long way towards further improving the current situation, according to the 2015 Global Employment Trends for Youth report. Globally the youth unemployment rate has levelled off following the rapid increase to 13% between 2007 and 2010, but it still remains higher … Continue reading Instability & Low Quality Jobs Exacerbating Youth Unemployment

06
Oct 15

Are Young People (and their Parents) too Fussy in Job Searches?

This is the third article in a series on Youth Unemployment by Daniela Ascone from Fingerprint Me Youth Employment Academy. Read her first and second to find out more about her research. In my most recent blog post, I outlined a quick job search that led me to find 33 job vacancies suitable for young … Continue reading Are Young People (and their Parents) too Fussy in Job Searches?

01
Oct 15

There are No Jobs for Young People… Or are there?

This is the second instalment of Daniela Ascone’s article on Youth Unemployment. Read the first here. Many of the parents and young people we meet lament the lack of employment opportunities available for young people. So, as an Employment Consultant from way back, I decided to cold call/ job search my way across Australia and … Continue reading There are No Jobs for Young People… Or are there?

28
Sep 15

Demonstrating a Holistic Approach to Achieve Employment Outcomes: a Case Study

Melbourne’s inner north is a culturally and linguistically diverse region. Pockets of severe disadvantage exist and issues such as education affordability and availability, social welfare needs, lower than average take-up rates of apprenticeships, the loss of production jobs in the region, and limited employment opportunities all impact on our young people. High levels of unemployment, … Continue reading Demonstrating a Holistic Approach to Achieve Employment Outcomes: a Case Study