February 2013

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GenerationOne Blog - February 2013

Building Real Opportunities for Our Youth

In the western Sydney suburb of Blacktown, Marist Youth Care (MYC) run a revolutionary Skills and Development training centre which is linking young job seekers with real employment opportunities.     The not-for-profit agency focuses on helping at risk young people get the support and skills they need to find a job and keep it.    Marist Youth Care CEO, Cate Sydes, said the program has been specifically developed to combat the many barriers to employment some young people face.    ... More...

27 February @ 03:32 Add your comment

Everybody's Business: A Handbook for Indigenous Employment

  Indigenous employment is no longer seen as an Indigenous issue – it’s an Australian issue.  That is the reason why 335 employers have committed 60,334 jobs through the Australian Employment Covenant.    To support employers on their effort to fill their jobs pledges GenerationOne, the Australian Employment Covenant initiative, Reconciliation Australia and Social Ventures Australia have partnered together to create a step-by-step guide for managers and supervisors who are on the frontline of hiring and retaining Indigenous staff.   Everybody's Business: A Handbook for Indigenous Employment was developed in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations, reflecting the shared knowledge and experiences on... More...

22 February @ 04:41 Add your comment

The YMCA has joined the generation for change!

The YMCA has joined 337 Australian employers in partnering with GenerationOne to end Indigenous disparity through employment.  This week GenerationOne Chairman Warren Mundine and the New South Wales YMCA CEO Phillip Hare signed an employment Covenant in Sydney.  The NSW YMCA has committed 500 jobs for Indigenous job seekers to be filled over the next five years.  “There is only one way to tackle welfare dependency in Indigenous communities and that’s to give people the best viable alternative – a career.  The YMCA is offering real career opportunities sport, recreation, camping and outdoor education,” said Mr Mundine.   “GenerationOne is thrilled to partner with the YMCA.  It has the capacity to change whole communities,&rdquo... More...

04 February @ 09:17 Add your comment