Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    TAFE key to tapping into future WA jobs

    13/09/2016 8:30 AM
     
    • Jobs forecast for next five years highlights WA growth industries
    • Tens of thousands of additional jobs coming online
    • WA TAFE campaign highlights variety of qualifications on offer

    The Liberal National Government has encouraged Western Australian job seekers to explore TAFE training options to take advantage of forecast job growth in the State.

     

    Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey today released the biggest predicted growth industries for WA over the next five years.

     

    "While some industries have softened, the foundations of WA's economy are very strong and there are plenty of job opportunities to be taken advantage of," Ms Harvey said.

     

    The Minister said the forecast key growth areas over the next five years were:

    • Health Care and Social Assistance (25,000 additional jobs)
    • Education and Training (14,000 additional jobs)
    • Construction (14,000 additional jobs)
    • Retail Trade (11,000 additional jobs)
    • Accommodation and Food Services (11,000 additional jobs).

    The Deputy Premier said WA's training sector was considered the best in Australia and the perfect place to begin a path to become employed in the growth industries.

     

    "Since 2009, the Liberal National Government has invested $288 million in training facilities to ensure our training equips students with the best skills to find a job in the industries driving our economy," she said.

     

    This week also marked the second phase of the State Government's new TafeChoices campaign to inform and inspire both parents and potential students of the diverse and exciting opportunities offered by Western Australian TAFE courses.

     

    "The first phase of the campaign achieved the desired outcome of parents and students rediscovering the high standard and diversity of career training which is offered in WA."

     

    Fact File

    • Jobs forecast was supplied by the Australian Government's Department of Employment
    • Since 2009, the Liberal National Government has invested $288m in training facilities
    • For more information on TAFE courses, visit http://www.tafechoices.com

    Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900

     

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