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Employment and Training

Gaining employment or accessing training provides valuable opportunities for young people to develop skills, confidence and knowledge in their areas of interest.

Young people also require access to employment in order to achieve individual autonomy, social connection and a reasonable standard of living. Most young people gain employment for the first time between the ages of 15 and 24 years.[1] Lower paid jobs, less skilled occupations and less job security often characterise employment for young people.

As a person who works with young people it’s important youth workers support young people to exercise their rights in the workforce, and help them to access the necessary skills to participate in long-term employment or further training.

[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics (Nov 2007) Year Book Australia 2005: Young People in Employment.

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