The Morrison Government has funded a new project through the second round of its National Careers Institute’s Partnership Grants program, which will improve local career pathways and boost skills development for Eurobodalla students.
As part of round two of the Partnership Grants program, the Morrison Government has committed $5.8 million to 16 projects around the country, all chosen to help organisations deliver innovative career guidance services to a wide range of Australians.
$286,500 will go to Eurobodalla Shire Council to deliver a project aimed at local schools and businesses to co-design and deliver progressive career guidance activities on the New South Wales South Coast.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert, said it’s vital Australians get the best possible advice when looking for a new career.
‘We want Australians to be at the centre of our skills-led economic recovery, so they need to have access to the best possible career advice,’ Minister Robert said.
‘These 16 projects across the nation will help back Australians to find new skills by forging better connections between industry, employers, schools, tertiary providers and community organisations.’
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the Eurobodalla project will ensure people have access to tailored resources so they can make vital career decisions based on the best possible advice.
‘The NCI’s Partnership Grants program is helping the Eurobodalla community to deliver a truly unique initiative that will help open up a range of career pathways, provide a timely boost to local employers and give those people with a career aspiration the confidence they need to pursue their dreams,’ Senator Molan said.
Minister Robert also announced round three applications will open on 20 October, with an additional $10 million of grants on offer.
‘The focus of third-round grant funding will be on improving career pathways and information for women, particularly in non-traditional industries and occupations,’ Minister Robert said.
‘This grant funding round, included in the Women’s Economic Security Package announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget, forms part of our record $6.4 billion investment in skills, guaranteeing pathways to a better future for Australians.’
The Morrison Government’s National Careers Institute (NCI) ensures Australians have access to reliable and accurate careers information, resources, and support.
For more information, visit the National Careers Institute at www.dese.gov.au/nci
Round two recipients comprise:
|Wodonga Institute of TAFE
|Working with the Albury Wodonga Careers Advisers Association to deliver an engaging careers program for junior students in isolated secondary schools in north-east Victoria and the southern New South Wales Riverina.|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||The University of the Sunshine Coast will work with the Institution of Engineers Australia and local secondary schools to bring about systemic change in STEM career uptake.|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council
|Eurobodalla Shire Council will work with local schools and businesses to co-design and deliver progressive career guidance activities on the New South Wales South Coast.|
|Glenelg & Southern Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network||Partnering with schools, Rotary and the South West TAFE in south-west Victoria, to identify and recruit Rotary host families to billet rural students in safe accommodation so they can have access to broader industry placements.|
|Partnering with the Centre for Multicultural Youth to provide information sessions, workshops and one-on-one career counselling to Years 7-10 students from Pasifika and South Sudanese communities in Melbourne.|
|Jobs South West Inc||Helping primary schools across the WA Bunbury region to develop and deliver a Career Related Learning aspirational curriculum based on international best practice.|
|WorkRestart Social Enterprises||Partnering with business and career advisers in South East Queensland to develop and implement a suite of innovative career development interventions for prisoners and their employers.|
|Community Migrant Resource Centre||Improving career guidance information that connects parents and children from diverse backgrounds in Sydney’s West to industries in demand including STEM and VET pathways.|
|Moonee Valley City Council
|The Moonee Valley City Council will work with local community organisations to create a co-designed career guidance program for migrant and refugee women living in inner Melbourne suburbs.|
|ACT Council of Social Services||Helping establish the ACT Health and Community Services Careers Hub to increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths in the Health and Community Services sector.|
|Hume Employment Service Limited
|Partnering with local northern Victoria secondary schools to deliver a program that builds career advice capability of parents through the Engaging Parents in Career Conversations Model.|
|Central Queensland University
|Working with the Australian Science Teachers Association and agriculture organisations to develop and deliver quality career guidance for schools about the skills needed for agricultural jobs.|
|University of South Australia
|Co-design, develop and roll out facilitated career workshops with associated teacher professional development to support South Australian students in Years 6 to 9.|
|Developing interactive career tours, career pathway documentation and a mentoring platform for those interested in the tunnel construction and tunnel operation industries in Victoria.|
|AgCommunicators||Linking with industry, schools and education providers to set up the SA AgCareers Hub. The Hub will deliver career guidance initiatives to support South Australian agriculture.|
|Community Disability Alliance Hunter||The Community Disability Alliance Hunter Inc will work with the University of Newcastle to provide innovative, locally based career guidance for people with disability, by people with disability.|