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TAFE key to tapping into future WA jobs

The WA Government has encouraged Western Australian job seekers to explore TAFE training options to take advantage of forecast job growth in the State.

WA Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey released the biggest predicted growth industries for WA over the next five years.

“While some industries have softened, the foundations of WA’s economy are very strong and there are plenty of job opportunities to be taken advantage of,” Ms Harvey said.

The WA Minister said the forecast key growth areas over the next five years were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (25,000 additional jobs)
  • Education and Training (14,000 additional jobs)
  • Construction (14,000 additional jobs)
  • Retail Trade (11,000 additional jobs)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (11,000 additional jobs).

The WA Deputy Premier said WA’s training sector was considered the best in Australia and the perfect place to begin a path to become employed in the growth industries.

“Since 2009, the WA Government has invested $288 million in training facilities to ensure our training equips students with the best skills to find a job in the industries driving our economy,” she said.

This week also marked the second phase of the WA State Government’s new TafeChoices campaign to inform and inspire both parents and potential students of the diverse and exciting opportunities offered by Western Australian TAFE courses.

“The first phase of the campaign achieved the desired outcome of parents and students rediscovering the high standard and diversity of career training which is offered in WA.”

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