Supporting jobs, training and business in the Avon and Wheatbelt.
Central Regional TAFE's Northam Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched on Thursday 30 May, by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
A key McGowan Government election commitment as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop-shops for students, jobseekers and career changers looking to improve their skills and job prospects.
The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre will work to address the Avon and Wheatbelt Region's unique local needs and assist job seekers of all ages, with a particular focus on helping school leavers develop skills needed to enter the workforce. Outreach services are also available in Moora and Merredin, and the centre is supported by career services and Aboriginal services from Directions Workforce Solutions Inc.
Locals are already benefitting, with career guidance provided on 254 occasions and 173 resumé assistance services delivered.
Speaking at the launch, the Minister said "We are focused on extending the reach of training and upskilling opportunities in regional Western Australia. The Northam Jobs and Skills Centre is about creating jobs for people from the Avon and Wheatbelt Region by directly linking training with employment, based on the needs of local industry."