99th Floor joins Duke of Edinburgh program
99th Floor has been announced as a member of The Duke of Ed Employer Project – a new initiative that encourages employers and young people to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
99th Floor’s Nicki Doble attended a New South Wales Parliamentary reception to make the announcement last week.
NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli and opposition leader Luke Foley launched the initiative to a group of attending MPs, business supporters and community organisations in the Jubilee Room at New South Wales Parliament.
The purpose of the Duke of Ed Employer initiative is to encourage more young Australians to take part in the award and to encourage employers to hire new young employees who have attained the award.
The initiative also encourages employers to use the award as a training and development tool for their existing workforce.
“An initial 28 organisations have already signed up to be Duke of Ed employers, and I recognise the great response in particular from western Sydney businesses,” said Shane Stone, Duke of Edinburgh International Award chairperson.