Exciting news: The YTN Launchpad is back!

For the last few years, we’ve been working hard to bring cutting-edge professional development experiences to Young People in Victorian tourism, events and hospitality.

Today, we are so thrilled to announce that Expressions of Interest to the 2024 Launchpad program are now open!

YTN Launchpad Program 2024

As you know, at Young Tourism Network (YTN) we take pride in providing students and industry newcomers with opportunities to build strong relationships, gain access to up-to-date knowledge and grow professionally. All essential foundations for successful careers!

In fact, our primary purpose is to help people like you transition into and find a purposeful career path in the world of tourism, hospitality and events. Whether you’re a student (local or international), someone already working in industry or perhaps even looking to start your own business, our programs and events are designed to help you upskill and immerse yourself in the workforce with confidence.  

We know that having a successful career is super important to you, but so is making a difference by acting on issues like climate change, gender equality, caring for Country and many more.

So… inspired by the insights of the 2021 Young Voices in Tourism Report and the 2022 Workplaces Report, we’ve taken the 2022 Launchpad program to the next level. It’s a professional development experience to support you in creating the positive change that you want to see in the world!

Expressions of interest are now open! (Closing Wednesday 6 March 2024)

With only 50 places available, we recommend you click here to read the ‘Launchpad 2024’ Brochure.

Here’s a glimpse of the content:

Week 1: Check-In & Introduction to Tourism with Purpose (& Profit)

Week 2: Tourism that … Cares for Country (& Biodiversity)

Week 3: Tourism that … Tackles Climate Change (& Climate Anxiety)

Week 4: Tourism that … Celebrates Diversity (& Reconciliation)

Week 5: Tourism that … Creates a Circular Economy (& Addresses Waste)

Week 6: Tourism that … Empowers Young People (& Reports Impact)

Week 7: Time to Launch! (& Next steps)

Get Involved!

We know that you’re ready to unleash your potential! Click here to express your interest today.
Hurry, expression of interests close Wednesday 6 March 2024!

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