ROCKINGHAM Tafe campus opened a Jobs and Skills Centre today to boost access to job-related services for residents.
The centre was launched in light of the State Government’s election commitment to improve access to career, training and employment services in WA.
The centre will be a one-stop-shop for students, jobseekers and career changers looking to improve their skills and job prospects.
Staff at the centre will provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities, career advice and apprenticeship and training information.
Premier Mark McGowan said the State Government was focused on delivering initiatives that would boost local jobs and strengthen the WA economy.
“Our goal is to build a high-quality training sector on which to grow the economy and ensure that industry has the skills it needs for the jobs of the future,” he said.
“Jobs and Skills Centres will ensure training programs are targeted to meet industry needs and allow people to access training that maximises their opportunities for employment and career development.”
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the centre would bring together a range of services including careers centres, Aboriginal Workforce Development and training services.
Centres were also opened at the Joondalup, Balga, Northbridge and Thornlie Tafe campuses.
A further eight centres, as well as a number of outreach services, will be established in regional areas throughout WA during 2018 and 2019.