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Free job training for NSW school leavers

As businesses across NSW cry out for workers, school leavers are being offered free training to help them skill up for summer holiday jobs.

Thousands of NSW school leavers wanting summer jobs will be able to get free training as the government looks to address widespread labour shortages in hospitality, construction and early childhood education.

Skills and Training Minister Alister Henskens said on Monday that the summer skills program will provide 4000 fee-free courses, with a focus on school leavers, as part of the NSW government's $3.1 billion investment in skills and training:

"If you're completing your HSC, now is the perfect time to get skilled for free and jump straight into a well-paid and rewarding job over the summer.
"It will also help businesses address labour shortages so that they can employ more people and have a bumper summer."

The courses will be available for people between 16 and 24 who have left school through TAFE NSW and other registered training organisations.

Business NSW Executive Director David Harding said there had never been a better time for young people to get a summer job:

"Businesses across NSW are crying out for staff as we head into summer and school leavers looking to get their start in the workforce will be welcomed by employers."
"Whether that be pulling beers, a role in childcare or caring for older Aussies, getting our kids into a job sets them up for a bright future."


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