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Forum aims to improve youth employment

Forum aims to improve youth employment

Youth Employment Forum takes place

Opportunities for youth employment have been discussed at a recent forum, which aimed to address some of the problems facing those in search of jobs.

It is estimated that more than 100 young people from a range of cultural backgrounds attended the Youth Employment Forum as they sought to improve their chances of finding a role.

Glen Elmes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural affairs minister, said that attendees were given the chance to discuss their experiences with employment.

Not only this, they were able to network with potential employers and gain contacts that could help them in the future.

Mr Elmes commented: “It is also a great opportunity for young people to showcase their talents and abilities to employers, and demonstrate the range of skills available in our multicultural communities.”

He added that representatives from government and industry bodies were also present to discuss the skills that people will need to find their dream job.

It was recently announced that a number of students in Queensland had been given access to the building and construction industry through the assistance of Hervey Bay’s WIN Constructions Queensland.

Youngsters from local schools were given the opportunity to take part in the Doorways 2 Construction program.

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