A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will create 1,200 new scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational educational students to undertake studies in South Australia.
It is intended that the scholarships, valued at about $20,000 each, will be matched by employers offering internships that bring real world experience to their studies and provide links to real jobs after studies are completed.
This South Australian Enterprise Scholarship Programme is an important element of the Turnbull Coalition Government’s national economic plan for jobs and growth.
It will ensure South Australia and the country as a whole has the human capital and skills to deliver and make the most of our defence industry plan.
South Australia has a bright future as an innovative, smart state with new jobs generated in new industries.
More than 15,000 new jobs have been created in South Australia since the Coalition came to Government, with more than 7,000 jobs created just this year.
And the state will continue to grow as the nation’s centre of advanced manufacturing, including naval shipbuilding.
We are delivering 1,100 direct submarine building jobs in Adelaide and 2,000 direct shipbuilding jobs as a result of the future frigates. Further, 1,300 South Australian jobs will be created during the construction of the North-South Road Corridor upgrade and up to 11,000 jobs through the National Disability and Insurance Scheme.
We also understand more needs to be done to tackle youth unemployment.
A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will provide $750,000 to SYC for a pilot job placement coaching scheme to help young unemployed South Australians get, and stay in, a job.
SYC, a South Australian not-for-profit organisation, will partner with Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Centre for Social Innovation to deliver the Sticking Together Project.
The Sticking Together Project pilot will provide coaches to mentor and support young unemployed people, and support for their employers, over the first 14 months of the job.
Finally, as part of our efforts to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills development for South Australian students, the Coalition will create a Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) pilot at St Patrick’s Technical College in Edinburgh North.
Our plan to create jobs and promote new, innovative industries will give South Australians greater confidence in their future as the state transitions away from mining construction.
Our plan is about creating real jobs for South Australians and delivering those jobs with certainty and stability.