Young jobseekers in the Latrobe Valley will receive a kick start to their careers with help from Ladder and the AFL industry.
A new partnership between the Latrobe Valley Authority and Ladder will deliver an 18 month pilot to upskill disadvantaged youth, using the resources of the AFL industry so they get the skills needed to get ongoing work.
Ladder was established by a group of AFL players in 2007 in a bid to empower young people to break the cycle of homelessness and its consequences. Ladder is the Official Charity of AFL Players and a national partner of the AFL.
The pilot program will target more than 60 people aged 16 to 25 who face barriers to employment and are at risk of homelessness residing in or near Morwell, Moe or Churchill over eighteen months.
The program will add to the range of initiatives underway which support employment for people in the Latrobe Valley, which includes helping businesses expand and diversify and tender for major government contracts.