Tourism and hospitality industries to help young job seekers
The Australian Government is connecting hundreds of young job seekers to employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industries through the $10 million PaTH Business Placement Partnerships program.
The Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) and the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) have been chosen to deliver new pathways to jobs in the hospitality and tourism industries under the program.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Stuart Robert said the two organisations will link young jobs seekers with employers who have significant workforce needs.
‘In line with the Government’s skills-led economic recovery, these initiatives are skilling hundreds of young Australians to ensure they are job-ready for work in industries that are crying out for staff,’ Minister Robert said.
‘Participants will receive short, targeted training and a hands-on internship with the view of landing a real job upon completion.’
Minister Robert said that the PaTH Business Placement Partnerships program will not only create opportunities for job seekers, but it will also allow employers to give young Australians a chance.
Under this program, businesses can receive a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 for employing eligible participants to help settle them into a workplace.
R&CA will deliver the Building Skills for the Future of Hospitality program, offering up to 500 participants three days of face-to-face training before a four-week internship.
During this internship, they will be matched with a business and trained by hospitality professionals such as chefs and business owners.
The Accommodation Association Pathway Partnership is a pre-employment pathway for up to 400 young people that incorporates two weeks of experience-based training and a four-week internship with a host employer.
This pre-employment pathway will include mentoring from the AAoA and employment services providers.
‘These Industry Workforce Solutions also include support to help employers understand how to best recruit suitable young people looking for a career in these sectors,’ Minister Robert said.
‘Now that these two-panel members have kick-started the program, we look forward to working with other industry associations on the panel in an effort to co-design pathways tailored to the needs of other critical industries such as disability care, construction, and manufacturing and motor trades.’
With the PaTH Business Placement Partnerships program, the Australian Government is committed to working alongside industries to create more employment and training pathways for young Australians.