Adjournment: Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (17:09:00) — (14 452) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on when more information will be available regarding which schools will participate in the Head Start apprenticeships and traineeships program. Thousands of Yuroke residents have built careers through apprenticeships and traineeships, and I am delighted that we are supporting the next generation of skilled tradespeople. This initiative presents a fantastic opportunity for students in my community to develop real-world qualifications that will allow them to get ahead and finish school qualified and ready to work. I know that Yuroke residents will welcome the opportunity to hear more about the Head Start program, in particular members of the Yuroke Youth Advisory Council, which I chair. This year advisory council members have chosen to focus on youth employment, and through their work we have heard from young people about the strong local demand for improved access to career pathways. I look forward to hearing from the minister and sharing his response with my community, including members of my youth advisory council.