Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Former Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Funding for trainees in regional communities

    27/11/2019 10:00 AM
    • McGowan Government awards $1.53 million to support trainees across regional Western Australia
    • Grants to 51 Community Resource Centres and local government authorities
    • Training and upskilling to help encourage people to stay and work in their local community

    The McGowan Government has awarded $1.53 million to boost workforce skills and build jobs by supporting trainees across regional communities.


    The Regional Traineeship Program supports Community Resource Centres (CRCs) and local government authorities to facilitate vocational education training in their area.


    Grants of up to $30,000 have been awarded to 51 CRCs and local government authorities, from Esperance to Halls Creek, to support local training, skills and employment opportunities.


    Grants from the round include traineeships in business administration, hospitality, tourism, community services, early childcare, information technology, events management, local government, graphic design, information and cultural services, marketing and horticulture.


    Funds are allocated through a competitive process managed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The Regional Traineeship Program helps CRCs and local governments to connect people wanting to learn new skills or embark on a new career with local businesses and organisations.


    "The program provides for training, skills and employment opportunities for people living in the regions, with the aim of encouraging them to stay and work in their local community.


    "Individual trainees will also be able to gain skills and experiences working in areas outside of their primary work placement: for example, an events management trainee may also work with the local visitor centre, shire or theatre group to boost their learning experience.


    "The flexibility of the Regional Traineeship Program encourages employers and trainees to move away from the traditional business traineeships and encourages traineeships in vocations that better suit the needs of our regional communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200


    Regional Traineeship Program successful applicant organisations


    Augusta CRCGreenbushes CRCNorthampton Shire
    Boddington CRCHalls Creek CRCNorthcliffe CRC
    Boyup Brook CRCHarvey CRCNungarin CRC
    Bremer Bay CRCHopetoun CRCOngerup CRC
    Bridgetown CRCHyden CRCPerenjori CRC
    Brookton CRCJerramungup CRCPemberton CRC
    Brunswick Junction CRCJurien Bay CRCRavensthorpe CRC
    Cuballing ShireKatanning Hub CRCTambellup CRC
    Cunderdin CRCKellerberrin CRCToodyay CRC
    Dandaragan CRCKojonup ShireVictoria Plains Shire
    Denmark CRCKulin CRCWagin CRC
    Donnybrook CRCManjimup CRCWalpole CRC
    Esperance ShireMingenew CRCWandering CRC
    Frankland River CRCMount Barker CRCWaroona CRC
    Gingin District CRCNannup CRCWickepin CRC
    Gnowangerup CRCNarembeen CRCWongan Hills CRC
    Goomalling CRCNewdegate CRCYork CRC