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Date PostedJune 26, 2016

Improving Youth Employment in Construction

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One of the challenges facing the construction industry and the community at large is the declining number of young people starting and completing construction trade apprenticeships.

In an effort to address youth unemployment and the lack of skilled labour in the construction industry, the federal government recently offered incentives to companies to encourage them to hire young people to train as apprentices.

In some parts of the country, youth unemployment is as high as 25 per cent. Also new apprenticeship registrations have fallen 20 per cent between 2014 and 2015. As an article on Sourceable.net pointed out, we need to look at ways to create greater practical exposure to construction trades for students to help them understand the nature of the work and make informed choices when the elect to pursue a skilled trades career.

See more at https://sourceable.net/youth-employment-it-takes-three-to-tango/

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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