Launch of Training for Employment Scholarships program

A new pilot program is now open for applications under the Youth Stream of the Industry Skills Fund.

The Training for Employment Scholarships program aims to help deliver skilled young employees to businesses in regions where unemployment is high.

Businesses in one of the selected regions, with fewer than 200 staff and hiring an unemployed person aged 18-24 years after 1 March 2015, may be eligible for funding of up to $7500 to help the young employee gain new skills or qualifications.

Businesses and community service organisations in the selected regions have until 29 February 2016 to apply through the online application form.

The Industry Skills Fund was launched on 1 January 2015 and forms a key part of the Australian Government’s ambitious VET reform program aimed at lifting the quality of training providers and courses to improve the employment prospects of students and the competitiveness of Australia’s economy.

Visit the Industry Skills – Youth Stream page today to find out whether a business is eligible or call 13 28 46.

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