New Wanneroo Training Hub provides job opportunities for the youth
Young Western Australians now have the opportunity to apply for well-paying careers thanks to the new Industry Training Hub in Wanneroo.
The Wanneroo Industry Training Hub joins the Armadale Industry Training Hub as part of the ten hubs that are currently being trialled across the country.
This trial is part of the Australian Government’s $50.6 million investment to improve opportunities for Year 11 and 12 students in regions with high youth unemployment.
The Wanneroo Industry Training Hub will strengthen partnerships between local employers, industries and schools to help students develop skills for occupations that are most relevant to their region.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Stuart Robert said young people may face longer periods of unemployment than other age groups.
‘The Morrison Government is investing a record $6.4 billion in skills and training to fund our jobs plan, which includes Training Hubs, and this investment will help young Australians into high-quality jobs,’ Minister Robert said.
‘We want to get more young Western Australians into jobs, whether it is through our $2.7 billion investment securing the next generation of Australian apprentices or our $2 billion JobTrainer fund or indeed through our Industry Training Hubs like this one in Wanneroo, it is all about assisting young Western Australians to build skills today and get into jobs tomorrow.’
Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the Australian Government is committed to assist young people across the Perth region to build skills that help them get into jobs. He also said that the Wanneroo Industry Training Hub will act as a bridge between schools and the local industry to promote vocational education and training in areas where there is a growing demand for skilled workers.
The Training Hub will not only help meet the needs of local industries, but it will also ensure that young Western Australians can have a better chance of getting into paid and rewarding careers.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has been awarded the contract for the Wanneroo Training Hub. Ms Megan Strong was appointed as Career Facilitator to manage the Wanneroo Hub in order to create better links between schools and local industry.
The Career Facilitator plays an integral role in the Training Hub as an on-the-ground presence to map skills shortages and form local partnerships.
Training Hubs are also underway in Burnie, Townsville, Maryborough, Port Pirie, Shepparton, Armadale (WA), and Gosford.
SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT MEDIA RELEASE