$1.5 million for skills and jobs projects in the state’s regions

The Department for Industry and Skills (formerly Department of State Development) is investing $1.5 million in new skills, training and employment initiatives to be implemented in 2017-18.

The funding is the initial response to comprehensive engagement with regional stakeholders in 2017 to better understand the demand and need for jobs and skills in the seven non-metropolitan regions – the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island; Barossa, Light and Lower North; Eyre and Western; Far North; Limestone Coast; Yorke and Mid North; and Murraylands and Riverland.

New projects will provide training, skills development and employment opportunities to enable people, businesses and communities to reach their full potential and thrive.

These projects, tailored to the unique needs of each region, will provide language, literacy and numeracy support; employability and work readiness skills; more enrolments in vocational education and training; and local jobs for local people.

2017-18 Projects

Funded projects across all regions include:

  • Employment case management for mature aged job seekers in the Adelaide Hills
  • Pathways to Participation to strengthen the employability and work readiness skills of long-term unemployed job seekers in the Fleurieu and on Kangaroo Island
  • Barossa Jobs Training package to develop transferable employability skills, in young unemployed people, that meet needs of key industries in the region
  • Youth Trade Mentoring in Eyre and Western to assist young people to access, and remain in, trade based pathways that lead to Training Contracts or employment in the region
  • Tailored Adult Community Education (ACE) projects in the Far North to support the development of foundation skills in the community
  • Building Family Opportunities in the Limestone Coast to assist long-term jobless families into employment
  • Aboriginal Learning on Country in the Murraylands to train Aboriginal people for traineeships in conservation land management
  • Jobs 4 Riverland to provide employment pathways in the agriculture and horticulture sectors for local unemployed jobseekers
  • Agriculture Sector – Workforce Attraction in the Yorke and Mid North to attract people into the industry and work with farmers to better position and promote themselves to ensure sector stability for the future

For further information about the projects being funded in the Limestone Coast region, download the 2017-18 Initial Responses to Regional Engagement.

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