Creative Geelong Inc was part of a consortium that has applied for funding in December through the new Federal Government Department of Employment's Empowering YOUth program
The consortium includes Enterprising Partnerships, HeroTown Geelong and Creative Geelong Inc as the core not-for-profit program providers. Key partners include: Victoria Police, Northern Bay College, City of Greater Geelong, GROW project and Barwon Child Youth & Family. The Geelong Region LLEN has facilitated the consortium and would provide project management and administrative support to the group if successful.
The key to the consortium's innovative approach is demonstrated in a clear understanding of the 'gig' economy and new ways of working. Engaging young people in employment must include access and experience with the jobs of the future in creative industries and entrepreneurship.
The successful bids for Empowering YOUth funding will be announced in March 2016.