Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce
The Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce (INYET) is a collaborative strategy aiming to create an immediate response to rising youth unemployment in Melbourne’s Inner North.
The Inner Northern region has significant pockets of disadvantage and subsequent high levels of youth unemployment for ages 15-24 as keen be seen below:
ABS – Oct 2015
In addition, the impending closure of major corporations in 2016-2017 will impact on the broader economy in our region having negative flow on effects on employment opportunities for young people.
To tackle youth unemployment at the local level, we need concerted action from stakeholders across multiple fronts. INLLEN has brokered the establishment of the Youth Employment Taskforce, a group of key leaders that will drive the development of a comprehensive strategy. The Taskforce has cross sector membership with representation by local leaders from community, business, local government, schools/educators, TAFE and university.
The developed strategy will identify priority areas of action and guide the coordination of partnership initiatives between education providers, local government, business and industry and community agencies with the aim of improving employment outcomes for young people in our region.
Development of a focused and coordinated regional strategy to improve employment outcomes for young people in Melbourne’s Inner North Local research to identify opportunities and shape the strategy Youth Employment Strategy Taskforce including key local leaders from community, business, education and local government to lead the strategy.
A key outcome of the INYET is the Jobs for Youth Campaign. The campaign is a whole-of-community drive to improve youth employment option in Melbourne’s Inner North.
Other initiatives of the INYET include:
- Employer Pledge
- Industry Speaker Bank
- Real Industry Job Interviews
- the Youth Enterprise Hub
- Vocational Mentoring Exchange
The 2018 Research Report, Connect: Mapping Initiatives to Empower Young People into the World of Work is available here.