First group graduate from PTI youth employment program
SYC recently partnered with Prince’s Trust International (PTI) to deliver the ‘Get Into’ youth employment pilot program in Australia for the first time.
We are already seeing some fantastic results with 12 young people graduating from the first ‘Get Into Retail’ program facilitated by local employer OTR (On The Run). The ‘Get Into’ program has been delivered in the UK by PTI’s sister charity, The Prince’s Trust, since 2007, and is designed to help young people who are unemployed develop sector-specific employability skills, vocational skills and real world work experience to ultimately get them into jobs.
The Prince’s Trust Chief Executive, Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE said Prince Charles was “particularly keen” that The Trust did what it could to help organisations in countries such as Australia.
“The important thing for us with this program is that you have got a sufficient cohort of young people who are looking for work and you’ve got skills shortages — you match the two together and hopefully it works,” she said.
“We want to run these pilots to see how they go and obviously evaluate and make sure they are right — are the young people supported properly (and) is that the area where Australia has the key skill shortages.
“We want to monitor what happens to them going into work, do they stay in work, because it’s not just about training someone for a job it’s keeping them in a job,” she said.