GenerationOne is a national movement to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through sustainable employment. We believe the best way to achieve this is through real opportunities in education, training, mentoring and employment. The focus of GenerationOne is now primarily aligned with providing high-level support for the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) network across Australia and advocating for other holistic policy measures across a range of areas including education, health, housing, welfare and tax under the banner of The Forrest Review: Creating Parity.
Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTECs) are specialised training providers that work in partnership with other organisations such as local TAFEs or regional industries. VTECs connect Indigenous job seekers with guaranteed jobs and bring together the support services necessary to prepare job seekers for long term employment. In addition, post placement support is provided including employee mentoring and cultural awareness for employers. The guarantee of a job before job-specific training starts is the key feature of VTECs and payments exclusively reward VTEC operators on achieving 26 week outcomes.
The Forrest Review: Creating Parity sets out a holistic, solution-based approach to ending the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia. From a focus on prenatal, early childhood and education through to breaking the welfare cycle and empowering communities to end the disparity themselves, Creating Parity is the blueprint we can use to create change and create equality of outcomes across Australia. The Review contains 27 recommendations that represent an interdependent and comprehensive package of measures to address the many and varied barriers to achieving parity.