CHRIS STEEL MLA
ACT MINISTER FOR SKILLS
CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
ACT FEDERAL LABOR TEAM
DELIVERING A BETTER FUTURE FOR CANBERRA’S VULNERABLE STUDENTS
An Albanese Labor Government will invest in a Youth Foyer at the Woden CIT campus to deliver student accommodation for young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.
Delivered in partnership with the ACT Government as part of the revitalisation of Woden Town Centre, this $10 million commitment by Federal Labor would provide accommodation for up to 20 young people at a time, aged between 16 and 24.
The Youth Foyer will ensure that vulnerable young people have secure housing and access to key community support services while they pursue vocational education and training.
This combination of housing support, social support and training will help residents to thrive and achieve their potential by:
- Increasing the number of young people completing education qualifications.
- Increasing the number of young people productively employed.
- Reducing homelessness and the number of young people reliant on welfare and support service dependence.
- Supporting our at-risk youth to become the best young adults they can be.
This Youth Foyer at CIT Woden will go hand-in-hand with Labor’s commitment to make 465,000 fee-free TAFE places available across the country to address critical skills shortages and help upskill Australian workers for the jobs of the future.
For almost a decade now, Canberrans have been ignored by the Morrison-Joyce Government that has failed to invest in important projects, like this one, across our region.
Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.