The NSW Government is investing over $8 million to help young school leavers in regional areas take up training and find a sustainable job in the skilled workforce.

The Regional Vocation Education and Training (VET) Pathways program is an initiative to support our young people who are training to acquire new skills.

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said the Regional VET Pathways initiative encourages service providers to work with young people, aged 15 to 19 to make effective transitions into sustainable training and employment.

“Under the Regional VET Pathways initiative, 15 to 19 year olds will receive industry grounded career advice, as well as guidance and mentoring to prepare them to enter training or jobs,” Mr George said.

“I encourage service providers to apply to help deliver this program and support our young people get into the workforce.”

Tenders are now open to deliver the Regional VET Pathway program and close on 30 November 2015.

“The NSW Government is helping young school leavers get the training and skills they need through the investment of $2.3 billion to create over 510,000 subsidised training places that will help them find a job.

“Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity, the students of today that are engaging in vocational education and training will shape the regional workforce of the future,” Mr George said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
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Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.