Course offers South West locals job ready skills

Great opportunity in Collie and Dwellingup

The State Government is conducting a week-long course for up to 20 Collie and Dwellingup residents, to help them develop skills to find a job in the local trails industry. The initiative is part of the Government's broader $10 million plan to create and maintain more than 180 km of high-quality mountain bike and bushwalking trails in Collie and Dwellingup, creating new jobs in South West WA.

 The five-day Job Ready Trail Construction Training pilot project will be held from November 18—22 at Roche Park Recreation Centre in Collie, and on nearby land managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). Participants will be taught a range of practical trail building skills, covering subjects such as sustainable trail principles, trail features, dieback awareness, stonework, and practical trail construction techniques, to help them become job ready and able to apply for future entry level trail construction jobs. They will also have the opportunity to interact with potential employers to maximise their chances of finding employment following the course. 

"I encourage anyone who is looking for local employment to apply to take part in this job-ready course and learn the necessary skills. Getting a job in trail building could be a terrific starting point for someone looking to get into the workforce, gain some experience, and perhaps move onto further employment or education.” Said Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray. “The State Government is progressing significant trail construction projects in Collie and Dwellingup that will take several years to complete, creating jobs in trail construction in both communities.”.

The course is being organised by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and DBCA. For more information and to apply, contact steve.bennett@dlgsc.wa.gov.au.

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