National Employers Reference Group

Colony 47 attended the inaugural National Employers Reference Group (NERG) Meeting on Monday 14 May at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Sydney to represent the success and challenges of youth employment in Tasmania.

Colony 47 CEO Danny Sutton said that sponsoring Di Underwood from Wrest Point who discussed the experience of employers in Tasmania, and the challenges of employing youth.

“Young people can be particularly disadvantaged in our community due to low incomes, unaffordable housing options, low levels of educational attainment and lower levels of employment,” said Mr Sutton.

“Whilst we are focussing on the needs of our young people we also need to work together with employment providers to make it easier to give young people a chance.”

National Employers Reference Group  forum was Chaired by Sara Caplan, CEO of PwC’s Skills for Australia, and attended by employers from around the nation along with their Transitions to Work Community of Practice members.

A sketch artist was present on the day to visually capture the discussion. The fascinating illustration and photos have been uploaded to the Forum section of the Transition to Work Community website.

Colony 47 will be hosting the next Community of Practice meeting to be held in Hobart later this year on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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