Opportunities beckon


Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey, Dawesville MLA Kim Hames and Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone.  Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d449166
Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey, Dawesville MLA Kim Hames and Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d449166

The $1.077 million Peel Workplace Development Centre is jointly funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and Royalties for Regions.

The centre will provide career advice and services, ensuring residents and surrounding areas have access to training and career development opportunities.

Services are offered to people of any age and at any point throughout their lives to make education, training and occupational choices and manage their careers.

Mrs Harvey said the centre aimed to increase participation in the workforce, particularly among underemployed, disengaged and under-represented groups in the community. It will complement and work with employment and training support services in the region.

It will provide a range of services such as guidance and assistance to develop a career action plan, school-based career development activities and employability workshops.

Services will be delivered by local organisation Bridging the Gap, through a hub in Mandurah and outreach services across the region. A career bus will also travel through the region, covering Pinjarra, Boddington, Waroona and Byford.