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Youth Field Xpress is a free monthly news briefing for youth researchers, youth workers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in youth issues. It contains news of research projects, reports, programs, projects and events that are relevant to the Australian youth sector and supporting services.

Number 222, February 2015

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NSW offers scholarship in memory of Glen Turner

The New South Wales government has announced a university scholarship in honour of the environmental compliance officer Glen Turner, who was shot and killed in July 2014. The scholarship, will be awarded through the University of Newcastle and as a tribute to Turner’s rural origins, the scholarship will support a student from the bush, or a low socio-economic background in the field of natural resource management, which could include a bachelor degree in environmental science or a related field. See more

The New South Wales government has announced a university scholarship in honour of the environmental compliance officer Glen Turner, who was shot and killed in July 2014. - See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/australia/canberra-playbook/2015/2/NSW-offers-scholarship-in-memory-of-Glen-Turner.html#sthash.OauIpnG1.dpuf
The New South Wales government has announced a university scholarship in honour of the environmental compliance officer Glen Turner, who was shot and killed in July 2014. - See more at: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/australia/canberra-playbook/2015/2/NSW-offers-scholarship-in-memory-of-Glen-Turner.html#sthash.OauIpnG1.dpuf

24 Feb 2015

Forget mining, the next employment boom is …

With the national unemployment rate hitting a 12-year high in January, workers in many industries find their jobs under threat from a sluggish economy. But as the traditional sources of employment like manufacturing wind down, there is hope for young people entering the job market and for those looking to change careers. The jobs market of tomorrow is starting to take shape, stay ahead of the game with these eight in-demand jobs of the future. See more

24 Feb 2015

Employers do have goodwill towards younger workers but are wary of taking on the untested hire in straitened times.

Working up a sweat on a hot and dusty building site in Sydney's south-west, 16-year-old school-leavers James Cipollino and Zaia Yelda can't believe their luck. The pair have just scored their first job, doing maintenance tasks for building company, SR Construction. With many of their friends out of work, James and Zaia are both keen to develop basic skills that will lead to better prospects.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Kate Carnell describes the growth of youth unemployment, which is more than twice the rate for the general population, as one of her organisation's biggest concerns. "The dilemma for small to medium businesses is that unfair dismissal laws make it really scary for them to take on new people," she said. "They are cautious about hiring someone who is untried. Business confidence is still very low. They are not willing to put on extra staff so those young people just aren't getting jobs or experience so fundamentally everyone is a loser."  See more

 

24 Feb 2015

Level up learning:US national survey on teaching with digital games

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education, but what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom? In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers in the USA. This report reveals key findings from the survey, and looks at how often and why teachers use games in the classroom, as well as issues they encounter in their efforts to implement digital games into their practice. Download report

24 Feb 2015

Commonwealth Bank joins ThinkUKnow cyber safety program to keep children safe

The Commonwealth Bank has signed a three-year partnership with the AFP-led ThinkUKnow cyber safety program, and will provide volunteers to help deliver cyber safety sessions across the country alongside our police officers and founding industry partners, namely Microsoft and Datacom.

ThinkUKnow delivers vital information to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia on how to make the online experience safer for our children.  See more

24 Feb 2015

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