A new jobs centre has been launched in Peel TAFE to address Mandurah’s high youth unemployment rate.
The State Government Jobs and Skills Centre is a one stop shop for local students, job seekers and career changers to upskill and improve their job prospects.
229 occasions has been provided by the career information services, 19 clients have been assisted into education and training.
The center helps to address clients’ unique situation by providing coaching and advice, addressing clients’ concerns and how to conduct job interviews.
The job centre also has a partnership with South Metropolitan Youth Link and Bridging the Gap, working closely with school leavers, youth at risk, sole parents, employers and industry.
“We are focused on extending the reach of training and upskilling opportunities in Western Australia because both employers and job-seekers need access to high-quality training and employment advice and services.” Education Minister Sue Ellery said.
“The Peel Jobs and Skills Centre is all about creating jobs for people from Mandurah and across the region by directly linking training with employment, based on the needs of local industry.”
“These centres are already proving their value with clients like Auston achieving their employment and training goals, and employers supported to find staffing solutions.”
Mandurah Labor MP David Templeman said the new centre will help local people to meet the needs to local businesses.
“Mandurah has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Australia and we are working hard to address this community issue,” Mr Templeman said.
“The most effective way of combating social issues is through opportunities for employment and training.”
Aboriginal stakeholders have been included with its outreach services offered in Boddington, Waroona, Byford and Pinjarra.
The centre treat Aboriginal people as a key priority client group, with extensive local stakeholders consultation to make sure Aboriginal people are benefited by the new operation model.
Other jobs and Skills Centres are opened across WA including Kalgoorlie, Joondalup, Balga, Northbridge, Thornlie, Rockingham and Peel TAFE campuses.
More new centres will be opened in regional WA throughout 2018-2019.