The report looks at the problem of Indigenous unemployment and non-engagement in training and education, not only here in Australia but also in North America, and ways to try and re-engage Indigenous young people. It examines in detail three specific types of engagement operating in Australia:
- junior ranger programs (also called ‘Learning through country’ programs)
- the Indigenous Ranger Cadetship Program for secondary students (starting in 2013)
- the role of the resource extraction industries.
Anyone working with young Aboriginal people in the area of youth engagement and training for future employment will find this 28-page report interesting reading. It can be downloaded from the Australian Policy Online web page listed below.
(Source: Youth Field Express, November 2012)