Gforce Employment Services will roll-out the ParentsNext program in Geelong, starting on 1 July.
The ParentsNext program helps parents with young children to move into work once their children are at school.
Rob Birch, Chief Executive Officer Gforce said, “Successful trials of the ParentsNext program since April 2016 has seen the Government invest $263 million in its Australia-wide expansion. Gforce’s extensive expertise in employment services, combined with our local knowledge contributed to our selection as the sole provider in our region.”
Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash said, “This program really helps parents with the skills and assistance they need to get into the workforce, leading to better outcomes for their families.”
“The best form of welfare is a job but for many parents, particularly women, caring for young children means long periods out of the paid workforce and it can be hard to get back into it,” said Minister Cash.
With approximately 96 per cent of participants expected to be women, the program will complement other Government initiatives to increase female participation in the workforce.
Mr Birch said, “Gforce will deliver early intervention assistance, such as identifying education and employment goals, developing a pathway to achieve them and links to activities and services in the local community. This is an exciting new initiative for our region and Gforce is pleased to be delivering the program, which will make real differences to Geelong families.”
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