The issue is that young people don’t just magically decide that they want to work in particular industries, and they don’t necessarily come complete with the skills they need to be valuable employees.
Research has shown that often a young person’s career choice is determined early in their life. Most often, key influencing factors include either a respected person such as a parent, relative or teacher; or, a positive experience that they have when engaged with an industry in some way.
Many businesses around Australia are discovering that an effective way to tap into the youth labour market is to get involved in career development programs with young people in schools.
Participation in these programs can include: