Harnessed community support for youth employment

A young man and his mentor

The National Youth Employment Body (NYEB) enabled by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, brings together representatives from the key sectors required to address youth unemployment - industry, education and training, employment, community and all levels of government - both nationally: to drive change, and locally: to own and develop solutions. The NYEB facilitates collaborative efforts between employers, communities and policymakers that enable young people to secure decent work while addressing the needs of industry for a diverse and adaptable workforce.

The NYEB is driving impact by supporting local communities to develop flexible, integrated and scalable employment solutions led by Community Investment Committees in Logan-Beaudesert QLD, Shoalhaven NSW and Adelaide North SA. This work focuses on place and builds community-led solutions for youth unemployment beyond those achieved by programs and organisations working alone, connecting locally driven solutions to policy impacts and systems change. Community Investment Committees are harnessing existing government programs and investments to implement coherent skills pathways for young people to gain work in growth industries including manufacturing, aged care and disability and hospitality.

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