Release type: Joint Media Release


'Sticking together' helping young people stay in jobs in South Australia


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia
Ms Nicolle Flint MP
Federal Member for Boothby

The Turnbull Government is today delivering on an election commitment to provide targeted support for young people in South Australia to help them stay in a job.

The highly successful ‘Sticking Together Project’, delivered by SYC in South Australia, is expanding to provide support to more young people in their first job and help deliver better long-term employment outcomes.

Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, and Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP, said the project successfully provides on-the-job mentoring and coaching to improve young people’s chances of retaining work and enjoying a long and successful career.

"Long-term, post-placement support helps youth at risk of long-term welfare dependency, something the Turnbull Government is steadfastly committed to avoiding,” Minister Cash said.

"I congratulate SYC on the success of developing and piloting the Sticking Together Project. I am also delighted that SYC intends to run the program concurrently in Western Melbourne, helping more young people and helping determine whether there is scope to expand the initiative further.”

"The $750,000 grant will allow the program to engage coaches to provide post-placement mentoring and coaching, supporting 50 young people in Marion and Mile End in Adelaide,” Ms Flint said.

The project is funded through the Government’s Jobs and Growth in South Australia Initiative, with total funding of $24.8 million over four years.