Up to $1.6 million for projects to help 900 job seekers gain skills for employment
Hundreds of job seekers will have the opportunity to be connected to jobs through the latest round of a State Government employment program.
A total of 16 private service providers are sharing up to $1.6 million from round two of the WorkReady Jobs First Employment Projects to help create employment opportunities for up to 900 people.
The 21 projects combine skill development with support, such as mentoring and one-to-one case management. These projects help job seekers including young people, Aboriginal people, mature-aged and people with disability, to improve their work readiness, develop their skills and get a job or work more hours in their region or local area.
The projects link to job opportunities in industries such as accommodation and food services; construction; healthcare and social assistance; transport and warehousing.
Among the Jobs First Employment Projects funded in round two are:
- Adelaide Training and Employment Centre – $46,799 for a mentoring program to train 24 young people, aged 17-24 years. This project is expected to fill 15 bricklaying trades assistant positions leading to apprenticeships in the construction industry. The project will be delivered across Adelaide, in conjunction with Master Builders Association, Housing Industry Association and Statewide Group Training.
- Civil Train – $120,602 to train 18 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Certificate II in Civil Construction. Participants will gain the skills needed to work on the Torrens Road to River Torrens (T2T) project. The T2T Alliance is committed to achieving the target of 4 per cent of work hours to be undertaken by Aboriginal people. Participants will receive ongoing mentoring and engage with sub-contractors who are committing to about 12 jobs for suitable candidates.
- Regional Development Australia Far North – $101,050 to support 100 young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were employed in the Alinta supply chain and are now facing or experiencing retrenchment. Participants in the Far North will each have access to career services and face-to-face workshops to develop their interview skills and to apply for jobs.
WorkReady is the State Government’s training, skills and employment strategy.
For more information about Jobs First Employment Projects visit www.skills.sa.gov.au or phone the Skills and Employment Infoline on 1800 506 266.