THE new Peel Jobs and Skills Centre has been launched at South Metropolitan TAFE.
The centre will work to meet the region’s unique local needs with a particular focus on addressing the area’s high unemployment rate.
The centres are one-stop shops for students, job seekers and career changers looking to improve skills and job prospects.
Staff will provide free professional and practical advice training and employment opportunities, career advice and apprenticeship and training information.
The centre will work closely with school leavers, youth at risk, sole parents, employers and industry.
Aboriginal people are a key priority client group.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman said Mandurah had one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Australia and the State Government was working hard to address the issue.
“The most effective way of combating social issues is through opportunities for employment and training,’’ he said.
“The new centre will help improve the connection between the training sector and industry and ensure we meet the employment and training needs of local people and local business.”