The IPJO and Department of Premier & Cabinet engaged the University of Technology Institute for Public Policy and Governance to develop a Youth Employment Strategy (YES) for the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.
The Illawarra Youth Employment Strategy was launched on 22 July 2016. The Strategy aims to connect young people with the right skills and qualifications needed to secure jobs within key industries across the region.
Nine actions were identified within the Strategy which focused on connecting employers' needs with job outcomes for young people.
Coordination of this Program is now being undertaken by the Illawarra Business Chamber through funding from the NSW Government.