Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Regional trainee program now open

    24/08/2020 9:00 AM
    • McGowan Government's $2 million Regional Traineeship Program now open to support training, skills and employment opportunities across regional areas
    • Traineeship funding of up to $30,000 on offer to Community Resource Centres and local government authorities

    The McGowan Government's Regional Traineeship Program is now open to boost training, skills and employment opportunities across regional Western Australia.


    The $2 million funding round is available to Community Resource Centres (CRCs) and eligible local government authorities (LGAs) to support trainees in regional areas.


    Grants of up to $30,000 are available to go towards vocational training for local communities, based on business and industry needs.


    The grant is to provide a one off payment to subsidise the cost of employing a trainee.


    Eligible organisations will be invited by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to lodge a grant application for the funding, with applications open for six weeks.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "Providing people with employment opportunities is a critical driver for encouraging people to stay and work in their local regional community.


    "The Regional Traineeship Program grant will support CRCs and eligible local governments to provide people with local training, skills and employment opportunities.


    "In the 2019-20 grant funding round, 51 trainees were supported in courses including tourism and visitor information services, community services, horticulture, events, communications, digital media and technology.


    "We encourage CRCs and local governments to continue to work with businesses in their area to ensure the program is delivering the best outcomes for trainees, the local economy and regional communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200