Labor will invest $35 million to help upskill young people

LABOR will invest $35 million to help almost 9000 disadvantaged young people build their skills and enter the work force if it manages to retain government next month.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who was campaigning in the bellwether seat of Eden Monaro on Sunday, said part of the three-year funding commitment would go towards a new Step into Skills program, which would be primarily through TAFE.

Funding for the program was included in the government's mini budget handed down two days before Mr Rudd called the election.

Step into Skills will focus on job seekers aged 16-24, and will include simulated work experience opportunities, language, literacy and numeracy, problem solving and communication training.



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