Joint Media Release with Minister For Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
The Coalition is creating more pathways for young people to move off welfare and into jobs with the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) aiming to deliver up to 10,000 internships through the Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH programme.
This commitment from a key industry body will help to deliver highly valuable experience to thousands of young Australians, helping them to develop the skills they require to become job-ready.
“The Coalition Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH is all about giving local young people the skills they need, giving them practical work experience and getting them a job,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
“Since the Coalition was elected in 2013 the economy has created more than 700,000 jobs. The Youth Jobs PaTH programme is a central element of the Government’s comprehensive plan to get more Australians into work.
“This commitment from the AHA will ensure more young people are given a go and gain vital workplace experience.”
Minister Cash said the Coalition Government was getting on with the job of helping more young Australians into work.
“We recognise that the best way to do this is to build a strong economy that enables employers to be more productive, competitive and innovative and to create more job opportunities,” Minister Cash said.
“The Coalition believes the best form of welfare is a job and our PaTH programme is delivering opportunities for young Australians to gain the skills and experience they need to move off welfare and into work.”
Minister Cash said internships improved an applicant’s chances of finding employment and the early results clearly demonstrated the PaTH programme was delivering promising outcomes for participants.
“The results achieved to date demonstrate that PaTH is working as 6654 individuals have commenced a training course, 1015 internship placements have begun and 7539 Youth Bonus wage subsidy agreements have been entered into,” Minister Cash said.
PaTH provides additional support to youths who need it most – those who are often highly disadvantaged either through their personal backgrounds, or by limited employment opportunities in their region. It helps those who may not have stood much of a chance of securing work if not for this valuable programme.
Further information about Youth Jobs PaTH, including internships, is available at: jobactive.gov.au/path