South Regional TAFE's Albany Jobs and Skills Centre, was officially launched today. The Albany JSC is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, students and career changers, supporting the employment and workforce needs of the Great Southern region.
Jobs and Skills Centres offer free training information and career development services to the local community.Western Australians can access practical information and advice on training, employment and apprenticeship opportunities from a skilled team of careers professionals with industry partnerships and direct links into work.
The centre will provide local businesses and employers with business and workforce development advice to create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.
The new Albany Jobs and Skills Centre is supported by Worklink and the Southern Aboriginal Corporation to ensure services are tailored to meet the needs of WA's diverse community. 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.
Outreach services are also provided at other locations throughout the Great Southern region, including Esperance, Denmark, Walpole and Katanning.
To find out more about Albany JSC, and the services it provides, please visit their page here on the website.
Great success stories already!
In its first few months of operation, some 65 individuals and organisations have already benefited from career guidance, résumé assistance and job application support, and workforce planning services offered by the centre. While studying for a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping at South Regional TAFE, Wendy Dembowski from Denmark sought the Albany Jobs and Skills Centre's help with developing her résumé, cover letter and interview techniques for a senior position at the Shire of Denmark. Thanks to this support, Wendy secured the role and is progressing well in her new career.
In another success story, Alexander McConnell from Porongurup was able to undertake a Certificate III in Business after receiving career advice and course information from Albany JSC. Alex found the service was very helpful with a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.