Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…

State Budget improves education and training opportunities for youth

WA’s youth will have improved education and training for employment, with the State Government targeting the younger generation in its State Budget. While delivering the budget on Thursday, the government boosted learning opportunities and job training, to improve employment opportunities for young Western Australians in metropolitan and regional areas. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said youth joblessness…

Councils Accept Mandatory Local Government Training Amid Concerns It Won’t Improve Accountability

Compulsory training legislation for local government candidates and councillors will be “critically important” but are concerned it will not make a massive difference to accountability, according to councillors. Councillors claim that the introduction of the laws on Thursday were “on the money” to ensure responsibilities in local government positions were understood, but the quality of…

Government to Increase Traineeships and Apprenticeships for WA Employees

Written By: Vesh Arumugam The WA government will reintegrate more traineeships and apprenticeships for employees to upgrade their skills. The Government is rebuilding its training sector and implementing strategies to grow apprenticeships and traineeships to help understand what industry needs from the training sector and inform future strategies. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said…

WA Showcases Trainees and Apprentices at WorldSkills Championships

Western Australians trainees and apprentices have dominated At the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney, showcasing their skills in the competition. 21 WA trainees and apprentices won medals and the VETiS Shield in the competition as the best performing state. The state performed well in the hospitality categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in the VETiS…

New Jobs and Skills Centres to Boost WA Education and Job Training

WA jobs and training will get a boost with new jobs and skills centres creating increased access to job-related services. The first five centres were launched on Wednesday, providing a one-stop shop for students, jobseekers and career changers to improve skills and job prospects and access to career, training and employment services. “Jobs and Skills…

Four New Aborigional Cadet Joins WA Police Following Graduation

By Lucas Da Paz The Aboriginal Cadet Program has seen four recruits begin their police careers from today, after successfully graduate it from the Western Australia Police Academy. The two men and two women were part of the program’s inaugural intake and were among 41 graduating officers cheered on by family and friends during a…

Housing Construction Program Boosts Aboriginal Employment

Indigenous Australians in regional WA will receive an employment boost through a program providing them training and job opportunities. The State Government is providing Aboriginal people training and employment through a panel of local builders during home construction and refurbishment works. “The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund is a direct result of positive intergovernmental collaboration and…

Employment Initiative Boosts Opportunities for Migrants to Get Back Into Work

Migrants in Western Australia will get the opportunity to boost their chances of finding a job in the state, through a new initiative designed to support newcomers and employers. The City of Stirling’s new Kaleidoscope program will help newly arrived migrants find work in their field of expertise while increasing workforce participation of underemployed and…