- Scholarships and traineeships available for young people in regional WA
- Focus on job creation and skills development
- Applications are open until October 26, 2017 at https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au
The McGowan Government is investing in the future of local government by offering local job opportunities to young people living in the regions.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Country Local Government Fund Youth Development Traineeship Program to support the creation of traineeship-based employment for young people aged 24 years and under.
The traineeships will enable young country people to develop long-term employment skills and expose them to future employment opportunities and networks within local government.
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are also available to country local government employees aged 30 years and under to participate in job-related training or study.
Young people from indigenous and multicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply to their local government when funding becomes available.
The Country Local Government Fund Youth Development Program is one of five initiatives that received $5 million in funding over two years to improve the capacity of country local government.
Comments attributed to Local Government Minister David Templeman:
"Local governments are a major employer and a glue for their communities, particularly in regional Western Australia.
"With high staff turnover and an ageing workforce affecting the capacity to deliver and maintain services, it is imperative the State invests in attracting and retaining young people in country local governments.
"Giving young people the chance to start or further careers in the local government sector, while living in their local area, is an investment in the future of local government in WA.
"Applications from young people with indigenous or multicultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to help grow and diversify local governments."
Minister's office - 6552 5400