Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Opportunity for Western Australians to kick start a career and gain a job in booming horticulture industry

    6/10/2020 9:00 AM
     
    • New free skill set to grow jobs in Western Australia's thriving horticulture industry
    • Short course will give displaced workers a leg up to a career in horticulture
    • Skill set developed in response to industry demand and will help address skill shortages

    The McGowan Government has released another fee-free short course as part of the

    $229.2 million investment in TAFE and training to build a pipeline of skilled workers and support the State's economic recovery.

     

    The new Introduction to Production Horticulture Skill Set will prepare workers for entry level jobs in horticulture.

     

    The Western Australian horticulture industry is a significant employer in regional and remote communities, and the new short course will provide relevant skills for those looking for a job in the billion-dollar industry. It is fee-free for young people, concession students and displaced workers.

     

    Fifteen job-ready and infection control short courses were rolled out in July as part of the McGowan Government's Rebuilding our TAFEs initiative, which is key to the WA Recovery Plan and assisting in job creation.

     

    There have been more than 2,350 enrolments in those skill sets, highlighting the demand for free short courses to help displaced workers and young people get into jobs.

     

    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

     

    "This State Government is doing everything possible to get Western Australians back into jobs to meet the economy's immediate workforce needs post COVID-19.

     

    "TAFE is a major part of our economic recovery from COVID-19 and this new fee-free training opportunity will give job-seeking Western Australians a leg up to a career in a growing industry."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5700