Tshirts help tackle local youth unemployment

Friday, 21 April 2017

The City of Mandurah is tackling employment with t-shirts to help young adults boost their employment opportunities.

The free entrepreneur program, Shirts With Attitude™, aims to teach young people aged 16-28 years old various entrepreneurial and business skills.

The new capacity building program provides skills and resources through a range of workshops over 9 weeks, with subjects including how to take a new product to market, budgeting, marketing, business operations and networking.

Shirts With Attitude will begin on May 17 at the Mandurah Business Development Centre.

Mayor Marina Vergone said Shirts With Attitude program is a great initiative and just one of the ways the City of Mandurah is addressing current unemployment figures in Mandurah.

“We know that Mandurah’s unemployment rate is traditionally higher than state averages, and we are committed to finding solutions and offering ways to tackle this statistic for our community,” she said.

“As a mother, I know the importance of giving our young people the best opportunities possible and I’m extremely proud that the City is supporting such a worthwhile program for young adults in the region who would like to uncover a different path to job creation,” she said.

The City offers a number of other entrepreneur programs for different groups including Mumpreneur101, Artpreneur101, Design Your Own Job Program and a Migrant Women Program, which have all experienced great success.

Applications for Shirts With Attitude close May 8, limited places available. For more information visit www.mandurah.wa.gov.au.