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Better access to job related services for Western Australians

As part of the McGowan Government’s Plan for Jobs, a network of Jobs and Skills Centres are now operating throughout the metropolitan area creating increased access to job-related services. 

The centres are a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to improve their skills and job prospects – this includes students, jobseekers and career changers. 

The centres will engage with local communities and industries so they can respond effectively to the needs of their clients while developing local solutions for local needs.

The centres will also assist businesses to develop the workforce they need to support business growth. They will provide businesses with free assistance to recruit new workers, including apprentices and trainees, and develop the skills of their existing workers.

The centres are complemented by the Jobs and Skills WA website which is a comprehensive one-stop-online shop for all information about WA vocational education and training, careers and jobs.

A further eight centres, as well as a number of outreach services will be established in regional areas throughout WA during 2018-19. 

Further information can be found at https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan: 

“We have been focused on delivering the initiatives that boost local jobs and strengthen the WA economy.
“The opening of the Jobs and Skills Centres is further proof that the McGowan Government is getting the job done.
“The centres will ensure training programs are targeted to meet industry needs and allows people to access training that maximises their opportunities for employment and career development.”

Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“To create jobs we require a robust, industry-driven and responsive training sector that can drive economic development.

“Today marks the culmination of months of work to better link the training sector with business and industry. 

“Our new TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres enhance the Government’s career and job services and expands the reach of the services to the suburbs where people live.”

Originally released from WA Government Media Statements, Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Page last updated May 30, 2018