National Youth Employment Body study
This research is part of a coherent, multi-sectoral response to youth unemployment.
The National Youth Employment Body (NYEB) was established by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in 2018. Its aim is to facilitate collaborative efforts that enable young people to secure decent work while addressing industry needs for a diverse, adaptable workforce.
There were three initial demonstration sites across Australia. Four sites were added in the second phase which began in 2021.
The initial phase of the BSL’s National Youth Employment Body was funded by the Australian Government. In late 2020 the BSL, as the enabling organisation, secured funding through the Paul Ramsay Foundation for a second phase of scale-up of the NYEB.
The second phase of the NYEB includes three streams of research and evaluation:
- a developmental evaluation to understand the phase of establishment for the four new sites
- an outcomes evaluation to understand the impact of the three initial demonstration sites
- the development and trialling of a Youth Opportunity Compass statistical tool to align place-based training supply and labour market demand.
In 2021 the team conducted system design workshops for the priority industries of Agriculture & Horticulture, Care, and Transport & Logistics. Thought leaders across systems including industry, community, government, training and careers worked together on a solutions-focused discussion to inform systemic change and policy reform..
The workshops are summarised in system design placemats.
Key findings have been presented to the AVETRA conference (see below).