The Morrison Government is supporting women’s economic security with better access to career paths and employment opportunities through 42 new projects funded by the Australian Government through the National Careers Institute (NCI).
The third round of the NCI Partnership Grants program provides $10 million to fund projects focused on increasing career opportunities and pathways for women, building on a key goal of the 2021 Budget Statement- 2022 from the Government for Women, which provided $1.9 billion in funds dedicated to improving the economic status of women. Security.
Minister for Jobs, Labour, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Honorable Stuart Robert, said the government is committed to seeing more women share the opportunities to energize their careers as the Australian economy continues to strengthen.
“Australia’s economy is booming as employment and participation hit record highs and the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.0%, so there’s never been a better chance to boost your outlook. career,” said Minister Robert.
“These new projects are aimed at helping women get the most out of their careers and it should be noted that women across the country are already benefiting from our strong economy, with the female participation rate increasing to a new record high of 62. .4% in February 2022.’
Women’s Economic Security Minister Senator Jane Hume said the program will provide targeted support, open up new job opportunities and get more women into work.
“The high number of applications for funding is tremendous and demonstrates the strong interest in working with government to deliver projects that will improve the economic security of women across Australia,” said Minister Hume.
“Increasing labor force participation and supporting women in more diverse industries and the jobs of the future builds economic security and narrows the gender pay gap. These projects will enable more Australian women to enter higher paying and non-traditional industries and professions where women are under-represented, and provide information and advice on returning from a career break.
“The projects will be implemented by training organizations, universities, community groups, industry bodies and local governments and will help women at all stages of their careers to make better connections between their education and training and to help them succeed in their chosen career.”
Two previous funding rounds of NCI Partnership Grants have seen a total of $10.42 million awarded to 28 projects, which are currently underway.
Information on the successful organizations chosen to carry out the third round of projects can be found at: www.dese.gov.au/nci