A Mayoral Youth Employment Taskforce has been established to provide advice to the City of Greater Dandenong in relation to developing a localised and coordinated response to rising rates of local youth unemployment and disengagement.
Chaired by the Mayor, Cr Jim Memeti a schedule of four taskforce meetings will be held during May-September 2017, with the first to be held on Wednesday 17 May.
The Youth Employment Taskforce will bring together representatives from all levels of government, business and industry, community services and the philanthropic sector to advance a collective approach to addressing youth unemployment and disengagement.
The Mayoral Youth Employment Taskforce will:
identify gaps in existing local, state and federal funded programs and services
consider options to improve levels of coordination and collaboration of existing programs and services which seek to aid young people’s engagement in education, training, voluntary work, employment support and paid work
identify innovative ways to attract investment in and encourage community support for improving employment outcomes for young people in Greater Dandenong
explore ways to support young people’s connection to the local economy
formulate an action plan outlining advocacy and strategic activities to address disproportionately high levels of youth unemployment and disengagement in Greater Dandenong.