Career program for refugees
WA YOUTH Minister Peter Tinley has launched a program to help young people from refugee backgrounds achieve their career goals.
The Invisible Generation is a 12-week employment and life skills project funded by an $8000 youth engagement grant from the Department of Communities.
Young refugees will attend workshops on self-discovery, Australian culture, job skills training and physical activities delivered by the International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace.
The project will conclude with a group assignment to hold a community event celebrating social harmony.
There will be opportunities to network and gather skills in areas including pre-employment, basic skill training, career counselling and pathway planning, along with volunteering positions, work placements or internships.
The project will be overseen by a planning committee from Perth’s South Sudanese community, the African Council Communities WA and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire.