The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Dwellingup and Collie residents to help them develop the skills to find a job in the local trails industry.
The training initiative is part of the Government’s broader $10 million plan to create and maintain more than 180km of high-quality mountain bike and bushwalking trails in Collie and Dwellingup.
The five-day Job Ready Trail Construction Training pilot project will be held from November 18 to22 at Roche Park Recreation Centre in Collie, and on nearby land managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).
Participants will be taught a range of practical trail building skills to help them become job-ready and be able to apply for future entry-level trail construction jobs.
The course will cover subjects such as sustainable trail principles, trail features, dieback awareness, stonework, and practical trail construction techniques.
Throughout the five-day course, participants will have the opportunity to interact with potential employers to maximise their chances of employment.
The course is being organised by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and DBCA.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray said the program offers a great opportunity.
“Getting a job in trail building could be a terrific starting point for someone looking to get into the workforce, gain some experience, and perhaps move onto further employment or education,” he said.
“With our trails strategy, we want to not only attract visitors from around the world but also create jobs and support the local economy.”