Tourism and Events Information for Victoria’s tourism industry

Registrations open for Young Tourism Network Launchpad Program

Published: 27 February 2024

Cutting-edge professional development opportunities are now open to young people in tourism, events and hospitality. The Young Tourism Network is now accepting expressions of interest to its Launchpad Program for 2024.

The Young Tourism Network’s (YTN) Launchpad Program 2024 will run over 7 weeks, via 90-minute online sessions. The program equips students and industry newcomers with a range of industry skills and knowledge.

Participants will learn how to build strong relationships and gain access to up-to-date industry knowledge. The program aims to set young people up with what they need to grow professionally in the tourism, events and hospitality sector.

During the program, participants will get an introduction to tourism, education on how to care for Country, tackle climate change and celebrate diversity. The last 3 weeks will teach participants how to create a circular economy and empower them to launch into next steps.

YTN’s primary purpose is to upskill and help young people to move into purposeful careers in the world of tourism, hospitality and events. Funding to support to their program was provided via the Australian Government’s Choose Tourism Grant Program.

The Choose Tourism Grant Program is designed to deliver outcomes that promote careers in tourism for school leavers and young people. Among the programs key aims is attracting domestic workers to tourism including First Peoples and promoting tourism as a career choice for cohorts underrepresented in the tourism industry.

The YTN Launchpad program is limited to 50 places. Learn more and express interest now.

Page last updated: 27 Feb 2024
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