Free job training for NSW school leavers
Thousands of NSW school leavers looking for summer jobs will be able to undergo free training as the government tries to address the widespread labor shortage in the hospitality, construction and early childhood education sectors.
Skills and Education Minister Alister Henskens said the Skills Summer Program will provide 4,000 free tuition, with a focus on school leavers, as part of the New Government’s $ 3.1 billion investment. South Wales in skills and training.
“If you’re finishing your HSC, now is a great time to upgrade for free and start a well-paying and rewarding job right away during the summer,” Henskens said on Monday.
“It will also help companies cope with labor shortages so they can hire more people and have a great summer,” he said.
Classes will be available to people aged 16-24 who have dropped out of school through TAFE NSW and other registered training organizations.
Business NSW Executive Director David Harding said there has never been a better time for young people to land a summer job.
“Businesses across New South Wales are clamoring for staff as we head into the summer and school leavers looking to start the job market will be welcomed by employers,” Harding said.
“Whether it’s drinking beer, playing a role in childcare or caring for older Australians, giving our children jobs prepares them for a bright future.”