Employers and employees connect at Deadly Jobs

The Deadly Jobs marquee at the recent NAIDOC Family Fun day was the ideal place for staff from the new TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres to network with both Aboriginal jobseekers and employers recently.

The centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. The implementation of Jobs and Skills Centres across Western Australia delivers on the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment under Plan for Jobs to transform our TAFE colleges to better link the training sector with businesses and industry. 

Department of Training and Workforce Development Director General Anne Driscoll said the centres worked closely with employers, business owners and industry to help find employment opportunities for Western Australians. “The focus of Deadly Jobs was on real jobs and it was the ideal venue for staff from the centres to interact with both industry and potential employees,” she said. “More than 4,000 Aboriginal people attended the fun day held at Ashfield Reserve in Bassendean, one of the largest events of its kind in WA.”

Ms Driscoll said numbers were up on previous years, of both employers and potential employees. “We had stallholders in the marquee representing more than 45 companies, such as Downer Group, Crown Perth, Water Corporation, Woodside and the Wirrpanda Foundation, who spoke to visitors about current and upcoming job opportunities, and feedback from employers was very positive and there was keen interest from Aboriginal people for positions within their companies. Deadly Jobs was also a chance for staff from the newly established TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres to meet the public and talk about other services they can provide, such as information and guidance on career and training choices.”

To find out more about Jobs and Skills WA, and the services available through the Jobs and Skills Centres, visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au or call 13 64 64.

Page last updated July 28, 2020