More carrot, less stick: will the Budget do enough for young people in the long-term?

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    This year’s Federal Budget includes “intensive support” to retrain the long term unemployed, particularly young people. Funding has been allocated to vocational education and a focus on foundational (e.g. literacy and numeracy). Employment service providers are to be funded to train job seekers with digital skills to fill skills shortages. The Victorian State Budget includes $72 million to upgrade TAFE Campuses as part of the Building Better TAFEs Fund. Just under $86 million has also been set aside for a Victorian Skills Authority to “ensure all Victorians can access the training they need to find a good, secure job.” The success of these will depend on addressing contextual factors predating COVID-19 in five ways.

    Period27 May 2021

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    • TitleMore carrot, less stick: will the Budget do enough for young people in the long-term?
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletEducation HQ
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date27/05/21
      DescriptionThis year’s Federal Budget includes “intensive support” to retrain the long term unemployed, particularly young people. Funding has been allocated to vocational education and a focus on foundational (e.g. literacy and numeracy). Employment service providers are to be funded to train job seekers with digital skills to fill skills shortages. The Victorian State Budget includes $72 million to upgrade TAFE Campuses as part of the Building Better TAFEs Fund. Just under $86 million has also been set aside for a Victorian Skills Authority to “ensure all Victorians can access the training they need to find a good, secure job.” The success of these will depend on addressing contextual factors predating COVID-19 in five ways.
      URLhttps://educationhq.com/news/more-carrot-less-stick-will-the-budget-do-enough-for-young-people-in-the-long-term-95573/
      PersonsLucas Walsh, Bertalan Magyar

    Keywords

    • youth unemployment
    • Youth employment
    • Victorian S6tate Budget
    • Federal Budget
    • Young people
    • Insecure work