The NT Government has announced a new jobs and training program for this year's NT's school leavers.
The Get SET in the NT program plans to deliver increased opportunities to study in the Territory, learn in the Territory, and train in the Territory.
The NT has 2500 young people finishing school and secondary education in 2020.
The Get SET in the NT program is delivering increased opportunities to study in the Territory, learn in the Territory, and train in the Territory via:
- 100 12-month traineeship places in the public service for Territory school-leavers;
- 10 scholarships to top-performing students, comprising free tuition for the first year of their chosen degree, and free on-campus accommodation, if required at CDU; and
- Government led support for industry groups to engage with Territory school-leavers, so they can see all the training and job opportunities that are on offer here at home.
Education Minister Lauren Moss said: "Our school leavers are about to step into a world more uncertain than we could have imagined - Get Set in the NT is a first of its kind program in the NT that supports our leavers to take the next step here at home.
"We've gathered the feedback of our leavers; that feedback is why the Get SET in the NT program is in this year's budget.
"We're listening to the needs of our future leaders, we're helping them see and assisting to facilitate the opportunity to study in the Territory, earn in the Territory, and train in the Territory".
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said: "Charles Darwin University is proud to offer new scholarships at CDU for the top ten 2020 Northern Territory ATAR students as part of the Get SET in the NT program.
"Providing local study pathways and opportunities for Year 12s leaving school is incredibly important for students so they can set themselves up for the future.
"These exciting new opportunities will add to a range of existing scholarships and programs available at CDU for young Territorians."
NT Farmers chief executive Paul Burke said:"2020 has been a really difficult year for all no more so than our school leavers.
"The GAP year initiative is an excellent program that will allow so many school leavers to have a GAP year here in the Territory and learn so much about industries and sectors they may not have considered.
NT Farmers are excited to be involved in the program and look forward to welcoming participants to the interesting and growing agriculture sector."
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