The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Friday 22nd March 2019 by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at North Regional TAFE.
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre is supported by career services from Wunan Foundation, and this combined expertise will work to address the Kimberley region’s unique local needs, particularly focussing on assisting youth at risk, to develop the skills needed to enter the workforce.
Outreach services will be provided throughout the Kimberley region including Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra.
As a key McGowan election commitment, Jobs and Skills Centres offer Western Australians access to free practical information and advice on training and employment opportunities delivered by skilled professionals with direct links to industry. 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.
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre will work with local communities to partner with industry and support Aboriginal jobseekers and training.
To find out more about Broome JSC, and the services it provides, please visit their page here on the website.
Services are a huge success
Since opening in late November 2018, the Broome Jobs and Skills Centre (including Kununurra) has provided more than 200 services to 85 individuals including resumé assistance, career guidance, job application support or workforce planning services.
Broome teen, Stewart Drydon engaged with the Broome Jobs and Skills Centre whilst undertaking year 12. Stewart sought assistance with interview preparation, resume creation and information on local traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities. Thanks to the support Stewart received at the Centre, he is now undertaking a traineeship with the Shire of Broome.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Ellery said “The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre will create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in the Kimberley region. The Centre in partnership with the Wunan Foundation will work to ensure that at risk youth in the region have the support needed to enter the workforce.”
Jobs and Skills Centres are complemented by a comprehensive website resource that includes a jobs notice board, qualification lists and a course search feature.