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Tuesday, 22 May 2001
Page: 26807

Mrs Crosio asked the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 26 March 2001:

(1) Is there a Jobs Pathway Program service provider operating within the electoral division of Prospect; if not, why not; if so, what is the name and the address of the Job Pathway Program service provider.

(2) How many people living in the electoral division of Prospect have found employment through the Jobs Pathway Program.

(3) How many (a) full time, (b) part time and (c) casual positions has the Job Pathway Program filled in the electoral division of Prospect.

Dr Kemp (Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) There are two Jobs Pathway Programme (JPP) service providers operating with the NSW electorate of Prospect. These are:

Penrith Skills for Jobs Ltd trading as Jobquest

Suite 101, 114-116 Henry Street


Australian Sports Industry Group Training Company Ltd

14 Fennell Street


(2) The JPP is not an employment programme. Rather, the programme focuses on providing transitional assistance to young people who have recently left school or are thinking of leaving school in the following 12 months. The objective of JPP is to assist young people make a successful transition from school to work, further education or training through the provision of assistance that focuses on the skills and knowledge required to reduce the risk of their falling through the cracks and becoming unemployed.

(3) The JPP is not an employment programme.