Local communities to benefit from regional traineeships

  • Grants of up to $37,000 provided to 48 communities to support skills development and build community capacity
  • Regional Traineeship Program supporting economic growth and jobs across Western Australia
  • Regional and remote communities from the Kimberley to the south coast are set to benefit from the latest round of the McGowan Government’s Regional Traineeship Program grants.

    Grants of up to $37,000 per trainee have been provided to 48 Community Resource Centres and eligible local government authorities to support vocational training and subsidise the cost of employing a trainee in regional areas.

    The funding paves the way for recipients to provide a range of traineeships including events management, library and information services, information technology, accounting and bookkeeping, property services, business administration and applied digital services.

    The one-off payment is to assist the development of trainee skills and knowledge based on local business and community needs.

    The new positions will add to the 109 trainee placements created throughout the regions over the past two years.

    As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

    “This program is providing tailored support to address the needs of individual communities, while supporting local people to develop their skills and careers in the regions.

    “We are seeing a huge range of vocations being supported by this program, boosting the capacity and services of local communities to the benefit of residents and visitors.

    “The Regional Traineeship Program is just one of our Government’s commitments to supporting economic growth and jobs in our regions.”

    Successful Recipients

    OrganisationIntended TraineeshipRegion
    Augusta CRCEvents ManagementSouth-West
    Beverley CRCTourismWheatbelt
    Boyup Brook CRCLibrary and Information ServicesSouth-West
    Bridgetown CRCTourismSouth-West
    Bruce Rock CRCBusiness AdministrationWheatbelt
    Brunswick Junction CRCProperty Services South-West
    Capel (Shire of)Information TechnologySouth-West
    Carnarvon (Shire of)Information TechnologyGascoyne
    Corrigin CRCHorticulture Wheatbelt
    Cunderdin CRCCommunity ServicesWheatbelt
    Dandaragan CRCAccounting and Bookkeeping Wheatbelt
    Denmark CRCInformation TechnologyGreat Southern
    Dongara CRCCommunity ServicesMid-West
    Dumbleyung CRCTourism Wheatbelt
    Exmouth (Shire of)TourismGascoyne
    Frankland River CRCTourismGreat Southern
    Gingin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Goomalling CRCTourismWheatbelt
    Greenbushes CRCInformation TechnologySouth-West
    Harvey CRCCommunity ServicesSouth-West
    Hopetoun CRCYouth WorkGoldfields-Esperance
    Hyden CRCTourismWheatbelt
    Katanning Hub CRCBusinessGreat Southern
    Kellerberrin CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Kondinin CRCEventsWheatbelt
    Manjimup CRCAccounts and BookkeepingSouth-West
    Moora CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Mowanjum CRCWorkplace SkillsKimberley
    Mullewa CRCBusinessMid-West
    Nannup CRCInformation Technology  South-West
    Narembeen CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Narrogin (Shire of) Local GovernmentWheatbelt
    Newdegate CRCBusinessWheatbelt
    Northam (Shire of)HorticultureWheatbelt
    Northcliffe CRCBusinessSouth-West
    Pemberton CRCBusiness AdministrationSouth-West
    Perenjori CRCBusinessMid-West
    Ravensthorpe CRCEducation SupportGoldfields-Esperance
    Tambellup CRCInformation Technology  Great Southern
    Tom Price CRCCommunity ServicesPilbara
    Toodyay CRCIndividual SupportWheatbelt
    Walpole CRCCommunity ServicesSouth-West
    West Arthur CRCEventsWheatbelt
    Wongan Hills CRCApplied Digital TechnologiesWheatbelt
    Wyalkatchem CRCLocal GovernmentWheatbelt
    Yalgoo (Shire of)Local GovernmentMid-West
    Yongergnow-Ongerup CRCAccounting and BookkeepingGreat Southern
    York CRCInformation Technology  Wheatbelt

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