Commencing in April 2009, Moonee Valley City Council’s SEED project (Sustainable Employment and Economic Development) has had great success.
The SEED project aims to assist young people who are living in Flemington or Ascot Vale into employment. Council’s Youth Services staff provide ongoing weekly support for the duration of the placement for both the employer and the young person.
There is ever increasing interest in the SEED project from local businesses and employers with a number of offers of external work placements and short-term work experience.
The SEED project is funded by DIIRD (Dept. Innovation, Industry & Regional Development) and received in-kind support from YMCA, M&MV LLEN, Flemington Capacity Building Project, Transport Workers Union, Victoria Police and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.
Council is seeking young people aged between 16-25 who are living in the Flemington or Ascot Vale housing estates to participate in the SEED project. Young people must be over 16, may have completed all or part of secondary school and want an opportunity to work.
Council is also seeking local employers who are interested in making a real difference in a young person’s life and future and have the resources to offer a minimum of 16 weeks work.
Young people that fit the criteria can refer themselves or be referred by parents, guardians, teachers and youth workers.
Employers are welcome to contact Carol Espinoza on 9243 8888, send an email or visit the website.