The network of Western Australia’s Jobs and Skills Centres (JSCs) continues to grow, with the opening today by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery of a new centre in Kununurra. Outreach services to smaller towns and communities including Halls Creek, Warmun and Wyndham are also supported through the JSC.
JSCs provide free specialist training and career advice to jobseekers and young people, and this new centre further highlights the State Government’s commitment to supporting regional workforces. JSCs also offer free and friendly professional careers, training and employment advice to students, jobseekers, employers and industry.
Located at North Regional TAFE’s Kununurra campus, the new centre is available to jobseekers looking for job application support and training or career guidance, while businesses are supported through practical and professional advice. The team can support local businesses by advertising their job vacancies and promoting career information, while providing access to trainee and apprenticeship information.
Aboriginal people are a key priority client group, and Aboriginal development organisation Wunan Foundation supports the JSC team with their extensive connections and expert knowledge in the East Kimberley region. The centre specialises in Aboriginal services, providing culturally sensitive employment and career services and access to job opportunities through the Jobs and Skills WA Aboriginal jobs board. For employers and businesses, the team offers advice on how to create more culturally aware workplaces to attract and retain Aboriginal employees.There are now 17 Jobs and Skills Centres located at TAFE colleges across Western Australia. For more information visit the find your Jobs and Skills Centre page or contact your local JSC on 13 64 64.
“My Government is delivering on its promise to expand Jobs and Skills Centre services around the State, both in regional and metropolitan areas.“ said Mr McGowan. "Our priority is to provide employment and training opportunities to all Western Australians so our regional communities are further strengthen and can enjoy the benefits of a strong local economy. "
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery says that “The new Jobs and Skills Centre in Kununurra offers the East Kimberley region access to an invaluable free service where opportunities to discover educational pathways, training and employment are offered for all people.”