Last updated: 20 Mar, 2018

Young Victorian workers will soon be able to use their smartphones to help guide them through an increasingly turbulent job landscape as part of VicHealth’s Tomorrow Me project.

Tomorrow Me – Young Workers Gamification project

VicHealth and Creative Victoria are teaming up with game design agency Millipede, Education Services Australia and Foundation for Young Australians in creating a digital game experience to help young people transition from education to fulltime or secure employment.

Did you know?

  • One in three adults aged 18-24 is looking for more work
  • It takes the average student graduating from full-time study 4.7 years to secure full-time employment, compared to just one year in 1986
  • Young Australians are particularly at risk of being exposed to poor working conditions such as low job control, low job security and high demands
  • 42% of young workers are exposed to at least one job stressor
  • Stress has been found to be the strongest link to mental health issues in young people.

The Tomorrow Me projects aims to provide young people with interesting and positive ways to reflect on their individual skills sets, review their employment options, and remain resilient and positive while on their journey toward purposeful employment.

 

Our project partners

Millipede is an award-winning mobile, education and game development agency headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. They create elegant mobile experiences that make people learn, laugh and tap play one more time. Millipede pride themselves on creating games that are fun, incredibly polished, and which boast engagement levels above that obtainable with traditional media.

Education Services Australia (ESA) is a national not-for-profit company owned by the state, territory and Australian Government education ministers. ESA develops cost-efficient products and services that can be adapted in response to emerging technologies and changing needs of the education and training sector.

The Foundation for Young Australians (or FYA) is committed to creating generational transformation by improving the learning outcomes and life opportunities of young Australians. FYA aims to develop the skills, networks and ideas of young Australians so they can create a better future.