2023 Internship Program

Youth Activating Youth (YAY) are proud to partner with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to improve pathways for multicultural youth experiencing barriers to employment.

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The 2023 partnership between Jobs Victoria, the Victorian Chamber and YAY Victorian Chamber and YAY delivered an internship program that provided meaningful career opportunities that aligned with participants’ qualifications and skills.

The program harnessed the skills, networks, and knowledge of VCCI and YAY to meet significant unmet workforce demand across the identified industries and address unemployment for qualified or skilled young people.

Young people suffered the largest drop in employment during 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with people aged 15-24 in work falling from 60 per cent to 50 per cent between March and May 2020 and the downward trajectory continuing in 2021.

With YAY's experience supporting multicultural youth across different areas of need, including employment and training programs, combined with VCCI’s networks and industry expertise, a safe and prosperous pathway was created for multicultural young people.

Over 60 young people completed paid 6-8 week internships, and 23 young people founding meaningful ongoing employment.

Check these videos to learn more about the program:

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YAY Placement Program: SCT Logistics, unlocking potential and building future workforces

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YAY Placement Program: iBuild, fostering loyalty through opportunity

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YAY Placement Program: VicTrack interns on fast track to success


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