The Australian Government recently announced PeoplePlus as one of 11 successful organisations that will help young people and early school leavers become work ready under the new Transition to Work

The Australian Government recently announced PeoplePlus as one of 11 successful organisations that will help young people become work-ready under the new Transition to Work programme.

As a separate programme to jobactive, Transition to Work (TtW) will be delivered through individually tailored services to provide assistance with vocational skills development, purchase training, interview training and career advice.

To ensure the TtW programme receives a significant amount of dedication and attention, PeoplePlus established a new organisation called "Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)".

YEP has been appointed the North Adelaide region of Australia, with further announcements for remaining regions to be progressively announced throughout February.

The $322 million Transition to Work service is one in a range of Government services to help young people get into work, including the:

  • Empowering YOUth Initiative to support young people at risk of welfare dependency into work by inviting not-for-profit community organisations to put forward proposals for innovative ideas that offer a different approach to those currently available

  • Engaging Early School Leavers initiative which strengthens requirements for young job seekers aged 15-21 years who haven’t completed Year 12 to continue their education or look for work to receive the Youth Allowance

  • Work for the Dole, part of jobactive, which helps people aged 18 and over gain the skills they need to become work-ready and make a contribution to their local community

  • National Work Experience Programme which aims to build confidence and real life work experience for job seekers and prepare them to meet expectations of employers by undertaking unpaid work experience with businesses, not-for-profit and Government organisations for up to 25 hours per week for a maximum of four weeks per placement

  • Job Commitment Bonus which provides up to $6,500 to encourage Australians aged 18 to 30, who have been on certain income support payments for 12 months or more to find a job, keep it and stay off welfare.

For more information on Transition to Work visit: http://www.employment.gov.au/youth

More information to come.