Industry, students, job seekers and career changers will have increased access to local job-related services with the Jobs and Skills Centre at Kalgoorlie’s Central Regional TAFE officially opening its doors.
A key WA Government election commitment, Jobs and Skills Centres are transforming Western Australian TAFE colleges to better link the training sector with business and industry.
The locally focused centre will be delivered by Central Regional TAFE in partnership with Worklink, and will support employers and businesses to build a skilled workforce and create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.
Aboriginal people are a key priority client group, and extensive local stakeholder consultation was undertaken to ensure Aboriginal people benefit from the new service delivery model.
The Goldfields Regional Labour Market Review – a WA Government commitment to make the State Priority Occupations List more responsive to the employment needs of the regions – has also been released.
The industry insights from the research and analysis project will assist the new centre and Central Regional TAFE to make decisions based on the training priorities in the region.
The WA Department of Training and Workforce Development will conduct annual labour market reviews for each region.
Jobs and Skills Centres are now open at Kalgoorlie, Joondalup, Balga, Northbridge, Thornlie, Rockingham and Peel TAFE campuses, and several more will open progressively in regional WA throughout 2018-19.
Source: WA Government