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New organisation to help disadvantaged youth find work

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A Melbourne entrepreneur has set up a specialist youth employment academy to help young disadvantaged Australians transition from study to work and then go on to successful careers.

The Fingerprint Me Youth Employment Academy offers ‘evidence-based intensive programs’ aimed at assisting young people into the world of work, and also offers scholarships to support disadvantaged young Australians aged 15 to 25-years-old through its new FM Foundation. The organisation’s vision is: ‘To create a society without youth unemployment’, and its mission is: ‘To help young people create a future that works’.

The driving force behind the Fingerprint Me Youth Employment Academy and its not-for-profit arm, the FM Foundation, is Peter Coronica, an entrepreneur based in Melbourne who has a passion for helping young people who are struggling to find their way in the work marketplace.

The academy includes two programs: the My Fingerprint Profile program is a short online course using an industry skills matrix to point young people in the direction of the most suitable in demand career. The second, known as Scope, helps 15 to 24-year-olds establish a career path following seven stages of preparation and training.

The FM Foundation offers scholarships to assist young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and application forms can be found on the Fingerprint Me website.

To visit the Fingerprint Me Youth Employment Academy website, click here.

To read a ProBono article about the academy, click here.


Source:ProBono, 22 June 2015.