Youth give their say on employment in Tasmania

MYAN Australia is preparing a policy paper that will provide a national overview of youth employment, with a specific focus on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. To ensure the voices of Tasmanian multicultural youth are represented in the paper, MYAN Tasmania, a program of MRC Tas, held a Youth employment consultation with 25 young people during the Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) weekly drop-in service at MRC Tas.

Young people shared their experiences looking for work in Tasmania. They were asked about:

  • The issues and challenges they face,
  • positive experiences they have had in accessing support and getting a job, and
  • what is needed to improve their pathways from education and training into employment

MYAN wants to understand how Australia is responding to the changing nature of work and what efforts are required to address the challenges and barriers to economic participation that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are facing. Through these consultations, MYAN also wants to capture elements of good practice and provide a set of recommendations for government, education providers, policy makers and service providers.

MYAN will share the final report widely in Australia and will work with government and service providers to improve employment outcomes for young refugees and migrants in Australia.

Posted: 22/02/2018

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