April 2013 Industry Update

Know your worth campaign in full swing

Youth Ambassadors from FWBC have been busy talking with young people, apprentices and students across the country as part of our Know Your Worth Campaign.

The Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, took part in the campaign with a visit to Canberra Institute of Technology’s (CIT) Welcome Week celebrations on 19 March.

Mr Shorten joined former FWBC Chief Executive Leigh Johns and CIT Chief Executive Jenny Dodd to demonstrate FWBC’s knowyourworth.gov.au microsite to apprentices and young people.

The knowyourworth.gov.au microsite provides a survival guide for apprentices and young people in Australia’s construction industry.

It provides all the information they need to know to make sure they are being treated fairly on site and are making the most of their start in the industry.

Some of the stories young people have told our youth ambassadors about their treatment and underpayments has reinforced the importance and usefulness of the knowyourworth.gov.au microsite.

Since the microsite went live on 25 February, youth ambassadors from FWBC have visited 11 TAFEs and universities across the country to let young people know about this fantastic resource. Check out the campaign’s Facebook page.

Further information

Knowyourworth.gov.au

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