The City of Brimbank has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment (18.2%) in Victoria for young people aged 15 - 29 years old. Building on its existing partnership with YLab, Brimbank City Council established a Youth Employment Taskforce as a part of the federally funded Regional Employment Trial ‘BrIMPACT’ project. The objective of BrIMPACT was to redesign policies related to the recruitment, retention, and employment of local young people to increase young people’s workforce participation in the city of Brimbank.
We recruited a team of 8 YLab Associates to form the Youth Employment Task Force, who were local to the city of Brimbank and had experienced youth unemployment. We then completed a co-design process with 77 young people to understand how to design inclusive employment practices related to recruitment, retainment, and training with local young people in Brimbank. We also produced an insights report to capture project learnings and outcomes to inform future projects at Brimbank City Council.
732 hours of employment for 8 YLab Associates (Youth Employment Taskforce)
24 job outcomes for young people
Developed eight prototypes for business solutions in recruitment, training, and retention with young people and four businesses.