SST part of $840 million Youth Employment package announced by Federal Government

In the 2016-2017 Budget the Federal Government announced an $840 million Youth Employment package to give young people the employability skills and real work experience they need to obtain employment. The new package centres on three key elements;

  • Prepare: Employability skills training to help the young person understand the exceptions of an employer by undertaking two blocks of training (mixture of accreditation and non-accredited training) with each block consisting of three week of training at 25 hours per week.
  • Trial: Job seekers are able to undertake a voluntary internship of four to 12 weeks in an employment placement that may have the likelihood of employment post placement
  • Hire: A new Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy scheme that can consist of a subsidy payment of $10,000 to support the employment of the job seeker.

Stirling Skills Training  (SST) are set to expand their Employment Services programs after the Federal Government awarded SST with five location to deliver Employability Skills Training in the following regions;

  • Perth North
  • Perth South
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Broome
  • Geraldton

SST are excited and proud to be a panel member in delivering generalist training with indicative numbers show that we have the potential to reach out, engage and deliver services to a pool of over 7000 jobseekers.

This is an exciting time for SST as we expand our current scope of services in the three existing Traction to Work locations, but also to move into the new regions of;

  • Broome
  • Geraldton

Under the expansion, SST will employ  new team members to assist with the delivery of this new contract, the new service will be operational from 1st April 2017 and it’s a five year contract.

Luke Dean

General Manager Employment Services