On 1 August 2022, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Skills and Training, announced 9 successful projects to receive funding through round 4 of the National Careers Institute’s Partnership Grants program.
Round 4 of the program will fund projects with a focus on helping young people with their education, training and employment decisions. Many projects will also help disadvantaged groups of young people and those whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19, including young women, disengaged youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and migrants.
The successful organisations and projects are:
- Action For Agriculture – Action4Youth, Explore Connect Support to Thrive in Careers in Agriculture
- Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation – Career Dimensions through self-exploration and collaboration
- Compact Incorporated – Next Level Careers: Early Childhood Education and Care regional partnership
- JT Academy – JTSucceed
- Lives Lived Well – Nurture Youth Training and Employment Project
- Settlement Services International – Youth Employment Planning Passport
- SYC – Career Grit, Volition and Career Adaptability: Disengaged Young people
- Tablelands Regional Council – Tablelands Tomorrow
- Whittlesea Community Connections – Supported Work & Learning Opportunities for Young People in Whittlesea.
More than $2.4 million will go to these 9 projects to ensure young people get the opportunities they deserve to get into a rewarding career.
You can read the Minister’s media release for more information.
About the Partnership Grants program
There are now 79 projects funded by the National Careers Institute to support people to access careers information and support across Australia. The projects help women to re-enter the workforce or change careers, young people plan their next steps, and students in primary school and Years 7–10 improve their career outcomes.