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Sally Sinclair - How employment and training agency can help


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Presentation by Sally Sinclair, CEO, National Employment Services Association, Australia.

9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland), 26/27 March 2013.

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Sally Sinclair - How employment and training agency can help

  1. 1. 9th Annual Meeting IMPLEMENTING CHANGE: A NEW LOCAL AGENDA FOR JOBS AND GROWTH In co-operation with the EU Presidency, Irish Government and Pobal 26-27 March 2013, Dublin-Kilkenny, IrelandWORKSHOP A: LOCAL JOB CREATION - HOW EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING AGENCIES CAN HELP Sally Sinclair CEO, National Employment Services Association, Australia
  2. 2. Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help Presented by: Sally Sinclair, CEO National Employment Services AssociationOECD LEED 9th Annual Meeting:Implementing Change: A New Local Agenda for Jobs and 27 March2013Growth
  3. 3. NESA is the voice of theAustralian employment services industry NESA is an industry association and the peak body for the Australian employment and related services industry Australia has a fully outsourced employment services delivery model NESA represents and advocates on behalf of contracted providers to ensure that we achieve:  Continuous improvement to design, delivery and performance of employment services for stakeholders, and  A sustainable and vibrant industry.
  4. 4. The Australian Experience Continuing development of place-based employment and training services to address local labour market needs. Strong engagement with small to medium enterprises to create employment opportunities for job seekers with disadvantage. The importance of alignment of policies and programme settings to achieve collaboration between actors and achieve joined-up interventions for job seekers in skills formation including employability skills (soft skills). Flexible resources to tailor skills development including Job Services Australia’s Employment Pathway Fund, complementary services and employer incentives/assistance. Local coordination of actors in areas of entrenched disadvantage to develop demand led job seeker skills initiatives. Policy and programme developments to address skills and labour mobility in order to meet skills shortages. o Need to take a journey approach and for many job seekers they will have to have a level of progression to fulfil the skill demands of industry such as the resource sector.
  5. 5. Connecting with Employers Australian Employment Services are funded through the Federal Government to work at no cost with employers (lodge vacancy, screen, match and refer) and contracted at a local level (116 Employment Services Areas). Incentivising brokerage and performance through job placement and employment outcomes. Activating and assisting employers through a range of incentives and funds such as Wage Subsidies, Jobs Bonus, Traineeship and Apprenticeship Subsidies, Employment Assistance Fund, Supported Wage System, Employment Pathway Fund. Flexibility to provide broader labour market assistance. Partnerships with industry – addressing skill shortages, relocation assistance, targeted labour market programs.
  6. 6. Responsive Policy & Service Framework The contracting arrangements of Australian employment services support a dynamic and responsive policy environment. The purchaser maintains the right to vary DEEDs and supporting guidelines to include new initiatives and respond to changing circumstance and priorities throughout the contract period. Complementary Programmes: Geographically Targeted Initiatives  Local Connections to Work  Priority Employment Areas o Local Employment Coordinators o Jobs and Skills Expos  Disaster Response Packages  Connecting People with Jobs  Regional Development Authorities o Regional Education, Skills and Jobs Coordinators
  7. 7. Responsive Policy & Service Framework Targeted Industry Support  Structural Adjustment Packages Cohort Focused Initiatives  Mature Age Workers  Early school leavers  Long term unemployed – Wage Connect  Indigenous Employment Program Skills Focused Initiatives  Apprenticeship Kick Start InitiativeIntermediaries, Data and Information Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) Industry Skills Council Employer Associations
  8. 8. Australian Employment Services Framework Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations Policy & Program Administration, Development & Implementation Purchasing & Contract ManagementCentrelink ComplementarySocialSecurity ProgramsEmployment New Enterprise Incentive Scheme,Services Harvest Labour Services,Gateway Experience + Youth Connections,Job Seeker Language, Literacy & Numeracy,Compliance Indigenous Employment ProgramsFramework National Employment Services Data Base National Performance Assessment Framework
  9. 9. Tailored Service ProvisionFlexible, Tailored Service Modelenables integrated wrap aroundservice assistance to address •Job Search Supportindividual needs and local • Employer Servicescircumstances •Job Search Facilities • Skills Assessment • Employment Pathway Plan •Community Linkages •Access to resources to support interventions •Post Placement Support •Range of Activities •Work for the Dole •Training •Volunteering •Work Trials Complementary Programs New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, Harvest Labour Services, Experience +, National GreenJobs Corps, Youth Connections, Language, Literacy & Numeracy, Indigenous Employment Programs
  10. 10. Tailored SupportEmployment Pathway FundFlexible pool of funding to purchase assistance to help job seekers get and keep a job, such as: Vocational & Employability Skills Training Work related clothing and safety equipment Licences & certificates Short term travel costs Relocation costs to commence employment Other personal support services, such as dental, health and housing Employer Assistance – Wage subsidies, on-the-job training or mentoring for job seekers.
  11. 11. Vocational Education and Training SectorVocational Education and Training (VET) is: Designed to support regional development through local partnerships with enterprises, employment services providers, community groups and government agencies. Delivered by a network of private (Registered Training Organisations) and public (Technical and Further Education) providers who are regionally located and are responsible for skills development at local levels.Participants can undertake VET at school: as part of their school studies by enrolling in a course at a TAFE or other training organisation as a school-based apprenticeship or traineeshipThe range of VET programs in schools is determined at a local level
  12. 12. Contact DetailsContact DetailsNESALevel 8, 20-22 Albert RoadSouth Melbourne, VIC 3205AustraliaPhone: +613 9624 2300Email: