GenR8 - Employment Pathway for Youth

What is GenR8? 

GenR8 is an industry-demand driven, youth attraction and employment pathway for Year 12 students. From an industry and business perspective, the program is a strategic recruitment model designed to address labour and skill shortages in key industry sectors and address an ageing workforce through youth engagement. The program is fully supported by the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA), the peak industry association for the trucking industry in Queensland. Employers in this sector have identified GenR8 as the preferred recruitment model for their industry with GenR8 winning the QTA 2013 People Leadership Excellence Award. 

Why get involved?

The average age of a worker in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain industry is now over 45 years old. This industry has the lowest proportion of workers aged 15-25 years and one of the highest proportions aged 45 or older – compared to any other industry in the country. Combine this with projections that indicate the industry will need to grow by 41.6% between now and 2017 to meet future demands, and you may well wonder where your next worker will come from. 

How does it work?

GenR8 aims to create sustainable linkages between employers, local high schools and local communities by establishing schools as a recruitment hub. The program identifies, selects and trains students so they are industry aware, prepared and employable upon exiting Year 12. Students undertake a Certificate II in Logistics as part of the program. It is the perfect way of “growing your own” through a youth engagement strategy that provides real workplace experience, entry level training and employability skills. 

GenR8 is a four phase model which includes: 

    • industry awareness and connectivity 
    • a nationally recognised qualification
    • industry work placement
    • industry employment opportunities

How do I get involved? 

Contact the Department of Education and Training QLD - training enquiries on 1300 369 935. 

Contact the Metropolitan Region of the Training Queensland Programs through for further information. 

See the GenR8 Fact Sheet for more information.

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