Burnie Works holds the funding for the Youth Facilitator role which aims to support development of strong connections between local industry, employers and schools, through better coordination and visibility of the supports available to schools, to improve outcomes for students, employers and the community.
Burnie Works focuses on improving educational outcomes for young people by facilitating programs such as Dream BIG and the Every Day Counts school attendance campaign, while West North West Working (part of Burnie Works) focuses on improving employment outcomes for adults.
The Youth Career Facilitator role fits nicely between the two – providing a bridge for Years 10, 11 and 12, as they transition from education to employment.
This new role brings the local knowledge, connections, and relationships together for a place-based response for students in this age bracket.
Pictured: West North West Working Program Manager Danielle Kidd onsite at Alpha Electrics & Water getting a tour with mechanical apprentices Ben and Riley, along with Felix Ellis MP and Damian Peirce, newly appointed Youth Career Facilitator.