The Youth Pathways to Further Education & Employment conference will bring together stakeholders from across education and employment to showcase practical strategies to improve pathways, partnerships and engagement for youth.
Attend & learn strategies to
- Equip youth with 21st century skill sets
- Work with disengaged youth to improve education & employment outcomes
- Improve pathways from school to employment & tertiary education to employment
- Forge mutually beneficial partnerships between industry, schools, universities & community
- State & Federal Government
- Vocational Education & Training (VET)
- Councils & LLENs
- Youth NGOs
- Career & Employment Services
- Skills & Employment Services
- Youth Support & Engagement
- Community/Economic Development
- Education Pathways & Transitions
- Careers Advice
- Industry Partnerships
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Attend to learn:
- Equip youth with 21st century & transferable skill sets
- Engage youth through tailored & innovative programs
- Forge mutually beneficial community partnerships for improved pathways
Foundation for Young Australians
Alecia is passionate about social justice and how we can all play an active role in shaping and contributing to the communities in which we live.
In her role at FYA, Alecia is responsible for leading the FYA team to efficiently and effectively deliver the strategic priorities of the organisation, work in collaboration with all team members to create a strong organisational culture, work to diversify and grow revenue and deliver on financial performance and represent the organisation externally. Alecia joined the FYA team in 2012 and during this time has also held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to her role at FYA, Alecia was the Chief Operating Officer of Girl Guides Victoria, which is part of the largest organisation for girls and young women in the world.
Alecia is currently a non-executive director and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of YWCA Victoria and a member of the CPA Australia Public Sector and Not for Profit Committee.
Department of Education & Training
Dr Lyndal Groom is the Branch Manager, Student Participation Branch in the Improving Student Outcomes Group at the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
Lyndal’s responsibilities cover policies and programs to support and enhance student outcomes across the span of compulsory education. This covers student wellbeing, Indigenous Strategy and the transition into school and pathways from school to employment and further education and training as well as parent, community and industry engagement in school education.
Ms Faraone commenced as Chief Executive of Holmesglen Institute in October 2013. Mary has had extensive experience in the VET sector, working with industry, RTOs and TAFE in various roles prior to joining Holmesglen Institute in 2003. Mary has been particularly instrumental in leading the Institute’s teaching and learning, securing a number of significant national and international projects and the introduction of higher education.
As Chief Executive Mary has continued to develop the innovation and entrepreneurial culture at the Institute and build on the Institute’s history and reputation as a leading tertiary provider. Mary is committed to TAFEs important role in the social fabric of our local communities through skill development, industry engagement, workforce development and participation in education and training. TAFE institutes contribute, not only to the skills development of individuals, but also to the economic and social wellbeing of their communities supporting social cohesion and social inclusion and its underlying values of equity and access and to the overall prosperity of the nation.
Mary is optimistic for the future of TAFE and VET and looks forward to leading the organisation to ensure it remains at the forefront of tertiary education with pathways and programs at the senior secondary, technical and vocational and higher education sectors.
Mary currently is a member of the Victorian Roundtable for International Education with the Minister for Industry and was appointed as the Chair of the TAFE Directors Australia Board in October 2016.
In 2017, Holmesglen won the International Training Provider of the Year and Industry Collaboration Award at the Australian Training Awards. Holmesglen at Eildon also won gold at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards for best Business Event Venue.
Judie Kay is Director, Careers and Employability at RMIT and President of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Australia’s national association for Work integrated learning. Judie has extensive experience in the strategic implementation of University wide WIL policy, systems and projects. She has been involved in a range of national WIL projects including currently as lead for an ATN Grant identifying and exploring innovative WIL models. Judie represents Australia on the WACE Board, the international WIL association. Judie was awarded the WACE international award for “Excellence in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commitment to Co-operative education and Work integrated learning “in 2015.
What People Are Saying
“The Future of Youth Skills and Employment Conference tackled some tough issues and challenged current behaviors and practice while offering strategies for positive change”National Workforce Development Manager, The Hornery Institute Future of Youth Skills & Employment Conference, past attendee, 2018
“This was a conference that challenged your thinking on how to support youth for now and into future”Program Manager, Gateway to Training Future of Youth Skills & Employment Conference past attendee, 2018
Date: 18 Jul 2018 By: Ellen Foxall
In 2018, twenty five year-olds are more educated than ever before. This should be an assuring statistic, a sign of increased career prospects and opportunities for young people. However, 50% of twenty five year-olds are not in full time work, beckoning the question- are we adequately preparing young people to enter the world of work? …
Date: 1 Dec 2017 By: Fiona Campbell
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 …
Date: 3 Nov 2017 By: Lauren Perry
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 …
Date: 25 Nov 2015 By: Jessica Farrelly
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, …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Career Development Association of Australia
A career development profession recognised for excellence and valued by all Australians.
The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) is Australia’s largest and only cross-sectoral community of career development practitioners, with members in every state and territory and across all sectors of the profession.
The CDAA is a member-service incorporated association managed by an Executive Committee elected from within the membership. It has Divisions in every state and territory which are run by member-elected Division Committees. The CDAA is a member of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA).
The CDAA is committed to the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners and all CDAA members are bound by the CDAA Code of Ethics. These Standards and Code lists the principles of professional conduct developed to safeguard the welfare of consumers and clients of career services provided by members, the integrity of the Association and the integrity of the profession.
The CDAA Strategic Plan 2015 – 2017 contains four priorities, which are:
Build organisational sustainability.
Embed our Framework for Excellence.
Champion the work of career development professionals.
Proactively advocate on issues relating to career development.
Our vision is a career development profession recognised for excellence and valued by all Australians.
Our purpose is to support our members by leading, building, and growing the career development profession.
We promote the value of career development professionals’ work at every stage of life for individual, corporate and national growth and well-being.
We encourage and support our members to aspire to excellence through a broad range of opportunities for professional development and networking. The Association particularly recognises its Life and Fellow members for their excellence in the profession.
The CDAA offers types of membership for everyone working in, studying or associated with the Career Development profession.
Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service
The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) provides accurate, timely and relevant information to stakeholders in the Australian Apprenticeships sector. We are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. As part of the service we run the AAPathways website, the MyGain YouTube channel, a Free Call line 1800 338 022, and are on social media.