Exploring employment pathways for young people in Murrindindi Shire.

As part of the How Work Works internship program, a group of six young interns interviewed 19 local employers and 52 young people from across the Shire, to help them gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges our youth face in gaining local employment. They then developed a report, which explores available job opportunities, growing industries in our region, youth employment pathways, and recommendations on how we can increase employment and training opportunities for youth across the Shire.

The How Work Works program was delivered in partnership between Council and the Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (CRLLEN).

You can read the How Work Works report here.

A group of people standing together for a photo

The youth pathways report was launched at the CRLLEN’s annual general meeting on 17 June at Flowerdale Estate. Pictured (left to right) is Faye D'Helin - Support Officer (Goulburn Murray Local Jobs Program) at Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Cr Karine Haslam, Cr John Walsh, Cr Sandice McAulay, Cr Eric Lording, Ella Jacobsen, Jeanette Pope - Researcher, Cr Damien Gallagher, Alex Huggins, Stephanie Gates, Mayor Sue Carpenter, Jess Tate, William Verhagen - Branch Manager at Integrity Real Estate, Trent McCarthy – CEO at CRLLEN.

This project was made possible with the support of the Victorian State Government's Engage! program.