WILLOWJEAN PRIME, LABOUR

The Bay Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE -

I want ev­ery young North­lander to have as­pi­ra­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties. North­land has one of the high­est rates of youth un­em­ploy­ment. Our young peo­ple have so much po­ten­tial and North­land is full of op­por­tu­nity. Labour has a com­pre­hen­sive plan to help our young peo­ple into ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing or em­ploy­ment in­clud­ing:

School Leavers’ Toolkit, equip­ping ev­ery stu­dent with vi­tal life skills in­clud­ing, a driv­ers li­cence; key work­place com­pe­ten­cies; fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy and bud­get­ing skills; pro­fes­sional per­son­alised ca­reer ad­vice be­fore leav­ing high school. Three-Years Free pol­icy, pro­vid­ing up to three years free for univer­sity or poly­tech­nic study, in­dus­try train­ing and ap­pren­tice­ships. A Ready for Work scheme, pro­vid­ing youth with six months on-the- job train­ing and the skills they need to be work-ready. The Dole for Ap­pren­tice­ship scheme, of­fer­ing em­ploy­ers will­ing to train an ap­pren­tice the equiv­a­lent of the un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fit.

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