A CALL FOR HELP - SAVE OUR SMITHS!
The team at Troublesmiths would like to thank everyone who has supported us through the Youth Entrepreneurial Services Program period.
Our ‘Smiths have had life changing experiences and outcomes as a result of the initiative, with 56% of the 99 young people who commenced exiting to employment, self-employment or education, and a further 11% completing the entire six-month coaching and work experience program.
In addition to these outstanding outcomes, participants of the program have experienced significant non-vocational changes, with many making huge leaps towards employability.
Sadly, despite our success and hard work, unless we are successful in receiving funds within the next three weeks, the YES program will be forced to close on 25 May. All current participants will be exited on this date.
Staff will continue to sell remaining products via the website and work with our wholesale customers until all current stock is sold out.
As you can appreciate we are now at a critical point regarding the survival of our program.
We thank you again for your support over the past two years, and ask that if there is anything you can do to provide funds or influence other funding sources that you please act now.
*What can you do?*
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The following people are decision makers and influencers in this space. Many of them (and others) have been kind enough to come by and see the great work we have been doing.
You can contact them directly via email or social media, and lend your support to our request for funding, which they are all familiar with:
Senator Carol Brown – Labor Senator for Tasmania:
Senator Carol Brown
Senator The Hon. Eric Abetz – Liberal Senator for Tasmania:
The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP – Current Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations:
Minister Terri Butler MP –Shadow Minister for Young Australians and Youth Affairs, and the Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work:
Terri Butler MP
Minister Peter Gutwein – Treasurer, Minister for State Growth:
Premier Will Hodgman – Premier of Tasmania: