The Business Council of Australia has launched a new partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) at a roundtable discussion between BCA member CEOs and a group of secondary school students.
Students, teachers and business leaders met for a roundtable discussion in Sydney on 28 March 2014. ‘The Big Conversation’ allowed them to share experiences, insights and aspirations. Photo courtesy of the Foundation for Young Australians.
The partnership will focus on policies and actions to support young people in making a successful transition from education to employment, by:
- enabling the BCA and the FYA to work together to identify work-exposure opportunities, and a range of measures to better prepare young people for the world of work beyond the classroom
- building a mutually beneficial policy and advocacy agenda to improve young Australians’ transitions from education to employment resulting in enhanced employability for young people
- broadening the BCA’s understanding of issues affecting young Australians
- strengthening the capacity of the FYA to liaise with the business community.