THE City of Mandurah is tackling unemployment with t-shirts to help young adults boost their employment opportunities.
The free entrepreneur program, Shirts With Attitude, aims to teach young people aged 16-28 years olds various entrepreneurial and business skills.
The new capacity-building program provides skills and resources through a range of workshops over nine weeks, with subjects including how to take a new product to market, budgeting, marketing, business operations and networking.
Shirts With Attitude begins on May 17 at Mandurah Business Development Centre.
Mayor Marina Vergone said the program was a great initiative and just one of the ways the City of Mandurah was addressing current unemployment figures in Mandurah.
“We know Mandurah’s unemployment rate is traditionally higher than state averages, and we are committed to finding solutions and offering ways to tackle this statistic for our community,” she said.
“As a mother, I know the importance of giving our young people the best opportunities possible and I’m extremely proud that the City is supporting such a worthwhile program for young adults in the region who would like to uncover a different path to job creation.’’
The City offers a number of other entrepreneur programs for different groups including Mumpreneur101, Artpreneur101, Design Your Own Job Program and a Migrant Women Program that have all experienced great success.