Boost for trainees

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Isolee Hayden at the Brunswick CRC with manager Jo Dalton.
Camera IconIsolee Hayden at the Brunswick CRC with manager Jo Dalton. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Three Community Resource centres in the Harvey region are set to receive grants of up to $30,000 thanks to a funding boost from the State Government.

In a bid to support trainees across regional Western Australia, the State Government is providing training grants to the Harvey, Brunswick and Waroona centres.

Brunswick CRC manager Jo Dalton said the grant aimed to help trainees find employment after the completion of their 12-month traineeships.

“It is not always easy for a trainee to leave our CRC and find a job, so this grant will hopefully assist them to do so,” Ms Dalton said.

“The position I have identified for in the grant is sales and marketing with Seven West Media.

“The agreement is that the trainee works two days a week at the Seven West Media office doing sales and media work, and three days a week here at the CRC.

“Hopefully at the end of their traineeship, they are in a better position to apply for any vacancies at Seven West Media.”

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said the funding would boost training opportunities, allowing people to upskill and gain invaluable work experience locally.

“The training programs being provided by the CRCs include marketing and communications, community services and horticulture and will help fill skill shortages in our local area,” Ms Clarke said.

“Up-skilling our community will help diversify our economy and create more local jobs.”

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