NATIONAL YOUTH

EMPLOYMENT BODY

WHAT IS THE

NATIONAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT BODY?

The National Youth Employment Body (NYEB) is a coalition of people and organisations invested in addressing youth unemployment through the development of local to national responses that meet the needs of young people and industry alike, and ultimately drive systems change.

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AT A GLANCE

NYEB in Focus

Why it is needed

As at July 2021, youth unemployment across Australia sits at 10.2%, while youth underemployment is at 17.4%. In unemployment hotspots including the NT, this figure is well over 20%.

The National Youth Employment Body focuses on closing this gap by:

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How it works

The NYEB is structured to improve approaches and outcomes in research, policy and practice:

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What it achieves

The NYEB aims to enable all young people access to decent and meaningful work, and build a skilled workforce for local employers, now and into the future by:

NYEB in Action

Collaboration at a National and local level and across the private and public sectors to ensure Appropriate and effectice research, policy, implementation and advocacy.

Community Investment Committees

Mobilising key representatives from industry, VET, community, all levels of government and employment services.

Community Investment Committees develop and implement initiatives that enable young people into meaningful work and build a skilled workforce for employers.
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NYEB

Body Skills Trial Pathway

Supporting five communities, including the NT, to implement coherent and tailored skills pathway into aged care and disability support for young people.

The trial has gained national visibility , demonstrating what it takes to build a young workforce for a sector demanding a younger workforce, during a global pandemic. Forty-eight young people have successfully completed the pathway, with many confidently moving into employment or further training relevant to their aspirations and goals.
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TtW National Community of Practice

Harnessing local community effort and working to establish Community Investment Committees

Convened by the BSL in 2016, the TtW CoP brings together TtW services from across Australia to share expertise and build evidence on delivering a structured TtW capabilities-based model to build young people’s motivation and agency (using Advantaged Thinking),
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