Australia should create a national job cadet program to help young people into work, according to a report released today by the Mitchell Institute.
In the report, Averting an Escalating Labour Market Crisis for Young People in Australia: A Proposed National Job Cadet Program, we highlight the extraordinary labour market challenges young people face.
Our analysis suggests the worst is yet to come, as young people compete for fewer available jobs in the transition from education to the workplace.
To help avert the crisis, we argue Australia should support employers to hire young people as cadets. The evidence shows programs such as these are effective in helping young people into viable careers, including at times of crisis.
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What are cadetships?
A cadetship combines formal training with practical