Few areas are more critical to the security and well-being of young people than decent work. It impacts on every aspect of their lives: independence; mental health and well-being; and social interaction.
When I found myself managing a National Careers Institute grant to support young people from all backgrounds and experiences to thrive in a career in agriculture, the first thing I discovered was there was a great deal I did not know about this space and I was going to need a lot of support.
I am very grateful for that support and particularly grateful to the people who introduced me to the knowledge, expertise and support networks I now find myself surrounded by
Best practice principles put young people and employers at the centre of the experience. Source National Youth Employment Body
I have long been a fan of the communities of practice model where people with common goals work together for the greater good. This grant has allowed me to join one and I am grateful to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Mission Australia for the opportunity.
I am very grateful for the people who have identified best practice and shared their knowledge with me
I am very grateful to the Atlassian Foundation and Atlassian team members helping me master program management software .
We are all working together to explore a model for agriculture that offers young people an enriching experience of work that sets them on the path to independence and future security.
Action4Youth has three phases