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New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley and Pilbara

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley

Monday, 1 August 2022

Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today officially opened a new Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC) in Kununurra - the 17th in Western Australia's network of centres - providing specialist training and career advice to job seekers and young people across the State.

The new JSC at North Regional TAFE's Kununurra campus is the latest of 11 centres set up in regional WA, highlighting the McGowan Government's commitment to supporting regional workforces.

JSCs offer free and friendly professional careers, training and employment advice to students, jobseekers, employers and industry.

The East Kimberley centre is available to job seekers looking for job application support and career guidance, as well as local businesses needing to access practical and professional advice.

Its team will also support businesses by advertising their job vacancies and promoting career information, while providing access to trainee and apprenticeship information.

Aboriginal people are a key priority client group in the East Kimberley, and Aboriginal development organisation Wunan Foundation will support the JSC with its extensive connections, and expert knowledge in the region.

Specialising in Aboriginal services, the centre will provide culturally sensitive employment and career services, and access to job opportunities through Aboriginal job boards.

For employers and businesses, the team will offer advice on how to create more culturally aware workplaces to attract and retain Aboriginal employees.

Outreach services to smaller towns and communities, including Halls Creek, Warmun and Wyndham are also supported through the JSC.

For more information, visit https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/(opens in a new tab)  or contact your local JSC on 13 64 64.

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New Jobs and Skills Centre for the Pilbara region

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Western Australia's network of Jobs and Skills Centres has been expanded in the State's north, with a new centre in the Pilbara region offering specialist training and career advice to job seekers and young people.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today officially opened the new South Hedland Jobs and Skills Centre (JSC) at North Regional TAFE's Pundulmurra campus.

JSCs provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities, including career guidance, apprenticeship and training information, help with job searching and direct links into work.

The new centre is supported by Aboriginal organisation Bloodwood Tree, to assist Aboriginal people across the Pilbara region with accessing training or jobs.

Its team is equipped to provide culturally sensitive employment and career services, information on training options, access to job opportunities through the Aboriginal jobs board, help with resumes and job applications, and mentoring and support with referrals to other services.

The South Hedland JSC can provide outreach services to other locations across the Pilbara region, including Newman, Marble Bar, Yandeyarra, Warralong and Strelley.

Working closely with local industries to identify job opportunities, it will also assist employers and businesses to create a more culturally aware workplace that can attract and retain Aboriginal employees.

Recruitment support, workforce development and workshop assistance will also be available to organisations through the centre, which is one of 17 Jobs and Skills Centres now located at TAFE colleges across WA.

For more information visit www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au(opens in a new tab)  or contact your local JSC on 13 64 64.

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