- $1.35 million allocated to support vocational education training in regional WA
- 45 organisations funded to provide skills and employment opportunities to a trainee
The McGowan Government is providing training grants across 45 regional communities to develop workforce skills and grow job opportunities.
The Regional Traineeship Program supports local government authorities and Community Resource Centres (CRCs) to provide local training, skills and employment opportunities, providing grants of up to $30,000.
The McGowan Government's $1.35 million investment will support vocational education training for 45 organisations and their local communities - including expanding the traineeship program to nine regional local governments for the first time.
A further 17 organisations are currently being assessed for funding. The funds are administered through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The Regional Traineeship Program offers a range of training opportunities in the regions, whether it be skills diversification, upskilling people in the workforce or kickstarting a career.
"It's fantastic to see such good uptake from local governments whose communities previously did not have access to this program.
"We have seen strong regional interest in this program, with many applicants focused on supporting training for business, tourism, community services, ranger skills development, automotive servicing technology, and library and information services.
"These are all skills that help support strong regional communities, benefit our local workforce and support growth across WA.
"The McGowan Government has committed $2 million towards the Regional Traineeship Program in 2019-20, as part of continued efforts to support jobs and economic development in the regions."
|Regional Traineeship Program successful applicant organisations|||
|Augusta CRC||Kellerberrin CRC|
|Bencubbin CRC||Kondinin CRC|
|Beverley CRC||Kulin CRC|
|Bidyadanga CRC||Laverton CRC|
|Boddington CRC||Moora CRC|
|Boyup Brook CRC||Mukinbudin CRC|
|Bremer Bay CRC||Mullewa CRC|
|Bridgetown CRC||Nannup CRC|
|Bruce Rock CRC||Shire of Narrogin |
|Shire of Carnamah||Pingelly CRC|
|Shire of Chapman Valley||Pinjarra CRC|
|Shire of Collie ||Southern Cross CRC|
|Coorow CRC||Shire of Three Springs |
|Corrigin CRC||Walpole CRC|
|Shire of Cuballing||Wandering CRC|
|Cue CRC||Waroona CRC|
|Cunderdin CRC||Wellstead CRC|
|Denmark CRC||West Arthur CRC|
|Dowerin CRC||Wongan Hills CRC|
|Dumbleyung CRC||Shire of Woodanilling|
|Shire of Esperance||Yongergnow-Ongerup CRC|
|Shire of Exmouth ||York CRC|
|Gingin CRC|| |
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