New service supports Peel workforce growth

Date: 04 February 2016

New $1.077 million workforce development centre provides services for Peel job seekers

Includes $538,700 investment thru Royalties for Regions


The State Government will offer free career and training services in the Peel region from a new workforce development centre officially opened today by Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey.

 

The $1.077 million centre was jointly funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Government's Royalties for Regions program.

 

Mrs Harvey said the centre would provide high-quality career advice and services, ensuring local residents and surrounding areas had access to meaningful training and career development opportunities.

 

"The new centre will provide local services to support people of any age to make education, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers," she said.

 

"It aims to increase participation in the workforce, particularly among underemployed, disengaged and under-represented groups in the community.

 

"The Peel centre will complement and work with the existing employment and training support services being provided in the region."

 

The centre will provide a range of services such as guidance and assistance to develop a career action plan, school-based career development activities and employability workshops.

 

Services will be delivered by local organisation, Bridging the Gap, through a hub in Mandurah and outreach services across the region.

 

Acting Regional Development Minister Mia Davies said providing relevant opportunities for career development was critical in attracting and retaining people living in the regions.

 

"A skilled workforce is integral to driving economic development and contributes towards building vibrant regions," Ms Davies said.

 

"I am pleased to see Royalties for Regions providing tangible social and economic benefits for residents in the Peel region."

 

Fact File

  • The Peel Workforce Development Centre is located at 56 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
  • For more information on Royalties for Regions, visit Bigger Picture - Regions

 

Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900

Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700

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