WODONGA has the most 12 to 17-year-olds in regional Victoria and mayor Mark Byatt wants to keep them here.
The Youth to Industry program is designed to create awareness about the manufacturing, aged care and transport sectors.
Cr Byatt said he wanted young people to understand the opportunities in these areas.
The program informs students using videos about national and global employers.
“People are unaware of the jobs they can do locally and this will help people understand the variety,” Cr Byatt said.
The Wodonga Council and the North East Local Learning and Employment Network hope showing young people these options can keep them in the region.
“We want to show people there are nationally and globally recognised companies in their backyard,” Cr Byatt said.
The program was launched yesterday by Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall.
“We want people to be aware of all the opportunities in the region,” he said. “It will also help the businesses with employment options.”
Kiewa Valley Engineering, Border Express, Westmont Aged Care, VisyBoard, Wilson Transformer Company, Twin City Truck Centre and Parker Hannifin feature in the videos.