Victoria’s largest ever Youth Summit gets underway today at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne with more than 400 young people gathering to discuss the issues that matter most to them.
Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams will open the second annual Youth Summit and said the event provided an important platform for young people to have their voices heard.
Hundreds of young people from across Victoria will come together to explore the future world of work and discuss the opportunities and challenges of emerging workforce trends.
Attendees will hear from inspiring speakers, attend interactive workshops, and share their ideas on how government, business and the community can help prepare young people for the future world of work.
The Summit is a key part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria, providing an opportunity for young people to influence policy, services and programs that affect them.
Since 2015, the Labor Government has invested $80 million in building the engagement and economic participation of young Victorians.
Youth Summit kicks off Victorian Youth Week, which acknowledges the achievements of young people and the contribution that young Victorians make to our community.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams
“Youth Summit is all about amplifying the voices of young people from across the state. I look forward to hearing about their ideas and hopes for future.”
“We want to prepare young people for the future and support their access to quality work in growth industries with fair pay and working conditions.”
“This summit is for young people, designed by young people – it’s about creating an opportunity for them to discuss the issues they care about.”