- $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:
|Organisation||Intended Traineeship||Region |
|Augusta CRC||Information Technology ||South-West|
|Beacon CRC||Aged Care Work||Wheatbelt|
|Boyup Brook CRC||Library and Information Services||SouthWest|
|Bridgetown CRC||Business Administration||South-West|
|Bruce Rock CRC||Business ||Wheatbelt|
|Brunswick Junction CRC||Tourism ||South-West|
|Capel (Shire of)||Horticulture||South-West|
|Chapman Valley (Shire of)||Ranger||Mid-West|
|Cunderdin CRC||Community Services Work||Wheatbelt|
|Dalwallinu CRC||Events Technical||Wheatbelt|
|Dandaragan CRC||Information Technology||Wheatbelt|
|Denmark CRC||Information Technology||Great Southern|
|Dongara CRC||Community Services Work||Mid-West|
|Donnybrook CRC||Business ||Wheatbelt|
|Esperance (Shire of)||Business||Goldfields-Esperance|
|Frankland River CRC||Tourism||Great Southern|
|Greenbushes CRC||Accounts Administration||South-West|
|Hopetoun CRC||Early Childhood Education and Care||Goldfields-Esperance|
|Katanning Hub CRC||Business||Great Southern|
|Laverton CRC||Local Government||Goldfields-Esperance|
|Leeman Green Head CRC||Business Administration||Mid-West|
|Manjimup CRC||Information Technology ||South-West|
|Mount Barker CRC||Information Technology ||Great Southern|
|Mukinbudin CRC||Community Services Work||Wheatbelt|
|Nannup CRC||Events Technical||South-West|
|Northam (Shire of)||Computer Systems||Wheatbelt|
|Pemberton CRC||Business ||South-West|
|Pingrup CRC||Tourism||Great Southern|
|Ravensthorpe CRC||Community Services Work||Goldfields-Esperance|
|Serpentine-Jarrahdale CRC||Business Administration ||Peel|
|Tammin (Shire of)||Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)||Wheatbelt|
|Tom Price CRC||Community Services Work||Pilbara|
|Victoria Plains (Shire of)||Records Keeping||Wheatbelt|
|Walpole CRC||Community Services Work||South-West|
|Waroona CRC||Business Administration ||Peel|
|Williams CRC||Information Technology ||Wheatbelt|
|Wongan Hills CRC||Business||Wheatbelt|
|York CRC||Information Technology ||Wheatbelt|