Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre officially opened

The new Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre was officially launched today by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, at North Regional TAFE.

The centre will support the workforce needs of WA's Pilbara region by providing quality guidance, advice and information on careers, training and employment to jobseekers, employers and Aboriginal community stakeholders. For local businesses and employers, the centre can provide workforce development advice to create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.

Since opening in November 2018, the Karratha JSC and outreach services have provided mentoring support, job application assistance and career guidance to more than 266 clients.

Karratha JSC is supported by career services from Empowering People in Communities (EPIC) and Aboriginal services from Bloodwood Tree. Aboriginal people are a key priority client group, and extensive local stakeholder consultation was undertaken to ensure Aboriginal people in the region benefit from the new service delivery model.

Outreach services are provided at other locations throughout the Pilbara including Newman, South Hedland and Roebourne. Bloodwood Tree's drop-in Centre at South Hedland will also provide complementary cultural-based services such as driving lessons and mental health support services.

Speaking at today’s launch, the Minister said "We now have 13 Jobs and Skills Centres operating in regional and metropolitan areas throughout Western Australia including in Bunbury, Broome, Albany and Karratha. The Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre is a positive step forward in the provision of practical assistance to local businesses, industry and jobseekers in the Pilbara."

Find out more about Jobs and Skills Centres via the Jobs and Skills WA website at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au

Read the full media statement here 

Page last updated January 13, 2020