City of Rockingham announces new youth employment program

Telissa RyderSound Telegraph
The City's Youth Employment Program will support local young people aged 16 - 24 access employment and training opportunities in a range of roles.
Camera IconThe City's Youth Employment Program will support local young people aged 16 - 24 access employment and training opportunities in a range of roles. Credit: City of Rockingham

The City of Rockingham has welcomed a specialised youth employment program to assist young locals access employment and training opportunities.

Throughout 2022-23 the City will be taking seven locals aged 16-24 on a three-year paid traineeship, with hopes to continue the program in 2024.

Facilitated by employer support agency Nudge, the traineeships will be provided across several areas including horticulture, arboriculture, trades, business administration and engineering.

Participants will receive expert mentoring and direct on-the-job support from City supervisors as they progress through their respective traineeships.

Depending on their ambitions, extra support for further tertiary study or trade qualifications will also be on offer while they carry out their traineeship.

City of Rockingham CEO Michael Parker said they are thrilled to be offering these opportunities to local young people.

“The youth employment program will allow participants to get access to paid work that enables them to gain on the job experience which becomes a stepping stone towards further education and formal employment,” he said.

“Given the level of youth unemployment in the community, the City hopes this program broadens horizons for local young people looking to enter the workforce.

“In addition to this program, the City also offers a wide range of events, programs and initiatives through the Rockingham Youth Centre that support young people with respect to education and employment.”

For more information on the program, head to the City of Rockingham website.

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