Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

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

    Traineeship program boosts regional skills

    2/12/2022 3:30 PM
    • $1.976 million awarded to support 52 traineeships across regional WA
    • The Regional Traineeship Program encourages people to stay and work in their local community

    Western Australia's rural and regional workforce will receive a skills boost, with the McGowan Government supporting 52 traineeships across the State.


    Grants of up to $38,000 per trainee have been awarded to Community Resource Centres (CRC) and small regional local government authorities to support vocational training and to provide traineeship opportunities in small communities.


    The new positions will add to the 225 trainee placements created throughout the regions since the Regional Traineeship Program launched in 2018.


    This year's funding, totalling $1.976 million, will support traineeships across the fields of information technology, aged care, business administration, marketing, library and information services, tourism, irrigation, horticulture, early childhood care, ranger and community services.


    The program is delivered through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.


    Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The Regional Traineeship Program aims to develop trainee skills and employment to encourage people to stay and work in their local community.


    "It is great to see the breadth of vocational training supported through this program, which is tailored to suit the individual needs of the local community.


    "For example, the Beacon Central CRC will partner with the local Silver Chain Health Centre to support a Certificate in Aged Care Work traineeship, which will assist seniors in the Central East Aged Care Alliance housing in their community.


    "This funding round saw increased interest in information technology, community services and business administration positions, reflecting the evolving demand of local businesses and the community."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200


    Regional Traineeship Program Recipients:


    OrganisationIntended TraineeshipRegion
    Augusta CRCInformation Technology South-West
    Beacon CRCAged Care WorkWheatbelt
    Bencubbin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Beverley CRCMarketingWheatbelt
    Boyup Brook CRCLibrary and Information ServicesSouthWest
    Bridgetown CRCBusiness AdministrationSouth-West
    Brookton CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Bruce Rock CRCBusiness Wheatbelt
    Brunswick Junction CRCTourism South-West
    Capel (Shire of)HorticultureSouth-West
    Chapman Valley (Shire of)RangerMid-West
    Cunderdin CRCCommunity Services WorkWheatbelt
    Dalwallinu CRCEvents TechnicalWheatbelt
    Dandaragan CRCInformation TechnologyWheatbelt
    Denmark CRCInformation TechnologyGreat Southern
    Dongara CRCCommunity Services WorkMid-West
    Donnybrook CRCBusiness Wheatbelt
    Esperance (Shire of)BusinessGoldfields-Esperance
    Frankland River CRCTourismGreat Southern
    Gingin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Greenbushes CRCAccounts AdministrationSouth-West
    Hopetoun CRCEarly Childhood Education and CareGoldfields-Esperance
    Katanning Hub CRCBusinessGreat Southern
    Kellerberrin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Koorda CRCTourismWheatbelt
    Laverton CRCLocal GovernmentGoldfields-Esperance
    Leeman Green Head CRCBusiness AdministrationMid-West
    Manjimup CRCInformation Technology  South-West
    Merredin CRCTourismWheatbelt
    Mingenew CRCAccountingMid-West
    Moora CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Mount Barker CRCInformation Technology  Great Southern
    Mukinbudin CRCCommunity Services WorkWheatbelt
    Mullewa CRCBusinessMid-West
    Nannup CRCEvents TechnicalSouth-West
    Narembeen CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Northam (Shire of)Computer SystemsWheatbelt
    Northcliffe CRCBusinessSouth-West
    Pemberton CRCBusiness South-West
    Pingrup CRCTourismGreat Southern
    Quairading CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Ravensthorpe CRCCommunity Services WorkGoldfields-Esperance
    Serpentine-Jarrahdale CRCBusiness Administration  Peel
    Tammin (Shire of)Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)Wheatbelt
    Tom Price CRCCommunity Services WorkPilbara
    Victoria Plains (Shire of)Records KeepingWheatbelt
    Wagin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Walpole CRCCommunity Services WorkSouth-West
    Waroona CRCBusiness Administration  Peel
    Williams CRCInformation Technology  Wheatbelt
    Wongan Hills CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    York CRCInformation Technology  Wheatbelt