We took YLab’s methodology completely online, to co-design with 8 associates from around Australia during social isolation
To admire the problem, build and test solutions and scale these ideas for impact
We conducted interviews with 16 young people from around Australia to test our assumptions and validate and iterate solutions as we went
To produce 5 viable prototypes of real world solutions to address the employment challenges young Australians currently face as a result of COVID-19.
6 key problem areas were identified as being the root causes of the most prominent issues faced by young Australians in the context of their employment and COVID-19. As was expected, there were many more that were uncovered.
These problem areas were condensed down from this large number of issues identified by the associate cohort, using YLab’s frameworks for assessment of complex, large scale problems at a systems level.
Following the online workshop, Associates conducted interviews with 16 young people from around Australia to test the key assumptions made about these problems and whether they aligned with the lived experience of other young Australians.
A lack of access to support both social and economic was identified as a prevalent problem area for young Australians during COVID-19.
Young Australians aged 18-29 are increasingly disenfranchised with the current political system.
Young Australians are disproportionately represented within industries with the lowest amount of work protections and high casual positions.
Young Australians are currently experiencing a significant increase in the proportion of mental health issues resulting from the exacerbating contributing factors that have followed the impositions brought on by the pandemic.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have hit those most vulnerable young Australians the hardest.
There is an inherent lack of young people represented within current political decision making systems in Australia. Young Australians feel severely under-represented within the systems that decide their futures.
These prototypes are completely open source, and ready to be taken up by Government, business or community partners.
A group of young people that consults with young Australians to meaningfully represent and embed their views into local, state and federal policy design.
An NGO that provides civics education to young people in engaging formats, to educate young people on what the government is doing and how policy affects them.
An education platform that empowers young Australians to take control of their financial future by giving them learning opportunities and up to date financial policy information.
A pilot program to explore changing leave structures for the workforce to include mental health leave.
An urban garden which teaches and employs young people and sells sustainable produce to the community.
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