Burnie Works would like to share our submission to the Tasmanian Youth Jobs Strategy Discussion Paper with the community.
The Youth Jobs Strategy represents a significant opportunity in identifying and addressing challenges for young people when transitioning from school to employment. Additionally, the Youth Jobs Strategy can support identifying and addressing challenges in how policy, systems, services, and employers can best support this transition, and retain young people in positions.
Burnie Works is heavily invested in education and employment outcomes for young people through our place based, collective impact work.
Our submission extends its support to the principles and the youth pathways practice outlined in the discussion paper.
Furthermore, we provide additional insights from discussions with over 60 young people in Burnie about what they expect from employers, and barriers they are currently facing trying to achieve their employment dreams.
Please find our submission enriched with the voice of young people in pataway / Burnie.
Thank you to Hellyer College, Back on Track, students, young people who completed the survey and parents for your support in this project.
It was wonderful to see such a strong student voice and willingness to contribute ideas to this important work.