21 Mar Get Into Programme
In partnership with SYC and The Prince’s Trust International, P.C.A is pleased to announce the beginning of an exciting new partnership to pilot the Get Into employability program for young people in Adelaide, South Australia.
The Get Into Programme is designed to help young people who are unemployed to develop sector-specific employability skills, vocational skills and undertake real world work experience to ultimately secure them a job.
In order to deliver the pilot, Prince’s Trust International seconded Project Manager Maddy Kavanagh. She arrived from the UK in mid-January this year and is working closely with our charity partner SYC to build corporate partnerships.
“Prince’s Trust has supported over 18,000 young people through the successful Get Into program over the last 10 years and it is fantastic to be bringing the program to young people in Australia” she said.
SYC Chief Executive Officer, Paul Edginton said the partnership will provide great value, not only to the young people involved, but to the employers, staff and the community.
“Piloting the Prince’s Trust Get Into Programme in Adelaide will provide an invaluable learning opportunity for both SYC and Prince’s Trust to gain an insight into how one another tackle the complex issue of youth unemployment,” he said.
SYC is currently engaging with employers across a range of industry sectors giving entry-level work skills to young people seeking to gain employment. Participating employers are committing to a pre-determined number of training places and job opportunities, coupled with guaranteed job interviews for all trainees involved in the program.
The Australian Get Into Pilot Programme is funded through the support of The Prince’s Charities Australia, Prince’s Trust International, and SYC. The pilot is aiming to achieve 50 training completions and 25 job outcomes in six months.
Chairman of the Prince’s Trust, Lloyd Dorfman CBE and Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE, Chief Executive, Prince’s Trust, will be in Adelaide at the end of March to meet with key stakeholders of the pilot program and will also be hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.