[Sub ID 4353] Entrepreneurial youth program (Inspired BUY Ltd)

Submission ID: 4353
Organisation name: Inspired BUY Ltd
Contact name: Ms Louise Nobes
State: SA
Contact email: louise.nobes@inspiredbuy.com.au

Which priority group of the Try, Test and Learn Fund does your idea support?
Young parents, Young students at risk of long-term unemployment

What need or issue are you trying to address?
The Entrepreneurial Youth Program will address the needs faced by young parents and those disengaged from education, aged 17-24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment or face multiple barriers to education and employment. We have observed this through extensive experience working with young people and from supporting research that issues facing these young people include:
• Mental Health issues
• Learning difficulties
• Social and Behavioural concerns
• Disability
• Alcohol & Other Drug issues
• Homelessness
• Family difficulties
• Offending behaviour
• Intergenerational unemployment
• Disconnection from community
• Young parenthood

What is your idea?
Inspired BUY will be partnering with a range of collaborators to bring the Entrepreneurial Youth Program (the Program) to life across Adelaide.

A ‘first of its kind’ education and employment platform supporting disadvantaged young people to gain pre-employment skills within a co-design job creation model, ‘create a job, keep a job!’.

The Program will provide:
• Entrepreneurship training program,
• Expert input and training
• Individual employment plan development,
• Guaranteed work experience
• Business development support
• Internal case management services,
• Direct employment opportunities

The Program will be integrated within the Westfield corporate sector, with our Program corporate partners actively involved in the education process, including committing designated job opportunities to Program participants. Participants can also develop valuable networks of contacts within the corporate sector, gained throughout work experience, visiting experts and employment experiences.

This active collaboration with corporate partners will not only provide employment opportunities, but also reduce stigma and improve the broader community’s perception of, and engagement with, young people.

The Program, via the collaboration, will also wrap supports around the young people to address the issues that may hinder their progress through the program and maintain employment (e.g. housing, child care and more).