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New Career Partnership Grants available

Regular readers of this newsletter will know that employer engagement in careers guidance is often cited as an important element in attracting the right people to the right industries.

As part of the Australian Government’s response to the Joyce Review of the VET system, it established the National Careers Institute, which has now announced a grants program. Grants from $20,000 to $700,000 are available to enhance partnerships between industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, careers information and advice
  • build an evidence-base for best practice career development
  • demonstrate the value of career development
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career information
  • develop and showcase innovative approaches to delivering career development services.

Examples of the types of project that might be funded under this program include:

  • establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
  • growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
  • increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
  • supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
  • research projects to inform government policy.

For more information about the program and how to apply go to: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/National-Careers-Institute-Partnership-Grants