THE $18.4 million Regional Employment Trials (RET) is inspiring local jobseekers in the Mandurah region to get job ready and upskill through pre-employment training services.
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Michaelia Cash said the trial is another way the Federal Government was actively addressing the needs of regional Australia and creating more job opportunities for locals.
“The Government is committed to ensuring job seekers in regional areas are getting the assistance they need to gain sustainable employment. This includes helping to identify future employment, training or work experience opportunities and addressing local skills gaps,” she said.
“We are committed to supporting local communities and continuing to provide practical and tailored assistance to those job seekers who need it.”
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the trial is a prime example of what can be achieved when local communities come together to pursue common goals.
“The Morrison Government is working directly with community members to establish practical measures to support job seekers, such as PEEP 2.0 Program – Parents Education and Exploring Personal Pathways Program,” he said.
“The eight week pre-employment program is designed to build confidence and teach important soft skills that are vital to finding a job.”
The trial in Mandurah is supported by AtWork Australia and a locally-based employment facilitator who works directly with stakeholders to assist employers.
Under the trial, $1 million is available in each of the 10 selected regions, providing grants of between $7500 and $200,000 to local stakeholders for employment related projects that meet local needs.
For more information visit Regional Employment Trials.