ENCOURAGING young people to see out their apprenticeships and traineeships, BGT has rolled out its first round of employment preparation funds.
Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network (Llen) and Lead On Ballarat are recipients of the funds, geared towards encouraging young people to stay in work.
BGT employment chief executive officer David Edwards said Lead On Ballarat was awarded almost $6500 to develop a short film on how young people can become job-ready.
“Highlands Llen will receive $12,400 which will enable them to buy program resource packs and to deliver and co-ordinate programs via community neighbourhood houses,” Mr Edwards said.
“We see a lot of cancellations of apprenticeships and traineeships,” Mr Edwards said.
“Young people aren’t seeing out these programs, they’re throwing in the towel early.”
Mr Edwards said he hoped this program would help young people choose a more sustainable path.
“It’s our money that we’re investing, but for us this is more than just about money, it’s about the concept,” he said.
“It’s our commitment for young people to be in sustainable employment.”
Applications for the second round of funds are now open. Call 1800 643 593.