PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK

Young people across Victoria are being invited to talk about the workplace of the future at the Victorian Government’s Youth Summit on Friday 5 April at Marvel Stadium in Docklands, Melbourne.

Rapid global, technological, social and environmental changes are transforming the way we work, where we work and the kind of work we do.

The third annual Youth Summit will connect young people with government and the community to discuss jobs of the future, the rise of the gig economy, and how these changes affect young people’s experience of employment.

Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams is inviting young Victorians aged 12 to 25 to share their views on what young people need to prepare for the future world of work.

Natalie James, Chair of the Victorian Government’s inquiry into the Victorian on-demand workforce, will be the keynote speaker.

The Youth Summit also features interactive panels and workshops led by experts, insights from young people who are working in new ways, an expo showcasing industry and employment information and youth programs and initiatives, and performances by emerging Victorian artists.

Youth Summit kicks off Victorian Youth Week, which celebrates the achievements and positive contributions that young Victorians make in all aspects of life.

For more information on the 2019 Youth Summit and to register visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP

“Our Youth Summit offers young people the chance to engage with government on the issues that impact them the most – we’re looking forward to hearing their views about the future.”

“Young people are our future. It’s essential that they have every opportunity to participate fully and fairly in training and employment.”