Job seekers through the North West Country region of South Australia are invited to participate in a personal development, mentoring and industry-specific training opportunity with help from a $173,000 Morrison Government contribution under the Local Recovery Fund.
The Local Recovery Fund is an important part of the Morrison Government’s $276 million Local Jobs Program and its broader Economic Recovery Plan.
The Jobs4Locals project, jointly funded by the South Australian State Government, will support job seekers from North West Country to participate in a tailored individual program designed to prepare participants for pre-employment training across critical sectors such as resources and infrastructure; tourism, retail and hospitality; and community services.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said Local Recovery Fund projects are an important part of the Australian Government’s ongoing economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the project will offer upskilling opportunities to more than 130 job seekers across the region.
‘If you are a job seeker in the North West Country region looking for the right opportunity, then I strongly encourage you to engage with your employment services provider to find out how you can get involved with this initiative,’ Mr Ramsey said.
‘This project will also ensure employers across some of the region’s most critical industries are able to access the staff they need to thrive.
‘Participants will also be able to take part in a Town Ambassador program, which enhances local area knowledge for businesses with a strong customer service focus to create a positive image of our community and improve visitor experiences.’
‘The Local Recovery Fund is driving projects just like this one, which support Australian communities by both helping people find work and meeting the needs of local employers,’ Minister Robert said.
‘These region-specific projects are the result of collaboration between Employment Facilitators, Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces, the South Australian State Government, and industry organisations.
‘This project in the North West Country region is one of many funded across Australia to provide vital support for job seekers who are looking for career opportunities in their region.’e Local Recovery Fund supports regions by funding tailored projects to help align job seekers with employment opportunities in their community.
More details about the Local Jobs Program can be found at www.dese.gov.au/local-jobs-program