Leanne O'Grady, Matthew Goldsworthy, Thomas George MP and Allison Lonsdale are looking forward to the roll out of the Regional Vocational Education and Training Pathways program.
Leanne O'Grady, Matthew Goldsworthy, Thomas George MP and Allison Lonsdale are looking forward to the roll out of the Regional Vocational Education and Training Pathways program.

$8 million program to help Lismore youths find a job

YOUNG people in Lismore now have a better chance of getting a job, with the rollout of the Regional Vocational Education and Training Pathways program.

The NSW Government has committed $8 million to supporting 15 to 19 year olds to find pathways into education, training and employment.

Member for Lismore Thomas George said Connect Northern Rivers, which has offices in Lismore and Tweed Heads, had been chosen to provide training and employment services under the program.

"Connect Northern Rivers will provide career mentoring, help young people get work experience and assist with the transition to training and employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships," Mr George said.

The VET Regional Pathways program means young people in the Lismore electorate can get assistance in moving from school into training or employment.

Regional Development, Skills and Small Business Minister John Barilaro said the Regional VET Pathways Program will provide some of the most vulnerable young people in the community a chance for a better future.

"We are committed to providing support to young people in the North Coast Region," he said.

For more information visit www.connectnr.com/contact.php



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