The session saw local youth engage with industry professionals and career experts to develop valuable insights and knowledge, helping to bridge the gap between formal education and employment.
The session empowered school leavers with information on the Tasmanian jobs market, as well as gave tips on how to prepare a resume and cover letter.
Downer’s General Manager Tasmania, Marcus Stephens, said the company is proud to play a part in creating better futures for vulnerable young Tasmanians.
“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we live, work and deliver projects,” Mr Stephens said.
“Our funding for JCP Youth directly benefits some of the most disadvantaged young people in the state and will allow JCP Youth to support an additional ten young people each year.”
JCP Youth Director Will Smith said the partnership is about more than just financial support.
“The core business of JCP Youth is to mentor young people through the BEAST program. Providing that initial support is vital, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle.
“Downer is actively working with JCP Youth to build pathways beyond the BEAST program, to support young people into training and work opportunities, including within the Downer business.”
Glenorchy Jobs Hubs Youth Coordinator Corey Mika was pleased to have local youth engage with the session and begin thinking about their future career goals.
“It is fantastic to see local youth taking a proactive approach as they begin the next stage of their life. While these young adults might not use the skills and knowledge they have built today straight away, they have begun important connections and developed a better understanding of navigating the local jobs market successfully,” Corey said.
The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is supported for the next three years by a $1.6 million grant from the Tasmanian Government as part of Jobs Tasmania’s Regional Jobs Hub Network. The Glenorchy Jobs Hub is a not-for-profit initiative run by Glenorchy City Council in partnership with STEPS Group Australia.