100 Jobs In 100 Days: Win-Win For The South West

17 February 2016

The Andrews Labor Government’s TAFE Back to Work program is already helping South West locals with 100 apprenticeships and traineeships created in just 100 days.

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert met with three apprentices from the 100 Jobs in 100 Days initiative during a visit to Toyota Warrnambool this morning.

The initiative, funded from the Labor Government’s $50 million TAFE Back to Work Fund, is particularly aimed at tackling the high rate of youth unemployment in South West Victoria.
100 jobs in 100 days is part of South West TAFE’s WORKREADY program which received $1.59 million from the Labor Government’s TAFE Back to Work Fund.

The program is targeted at young people who would normally struggle to get their foot in the door of a job.

As well as placing the apprentices and trainees, the WORKREADY program provides them with basic skills training, helps improve their interview skills and also helps them understand their career options.

The TAFE Back to Work Fund is just one initiative supporting South West TAFE. Since the Labor Government won the election, the institute has received $4 million from the TAFE Rescue Fund and $1 million from our TAFE Boost fund.

This money is helping the institute recover from years of neglect by the former Coalition Government.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert

“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to giving people the skills they need to get the jobs they want and this fantastic program is helping to make that a reality.”

“This program is a win-win for the local community. Not only is it creating jobs for local unemployed youth, but it has engaged nearly 90 employers in the region.”

“Developing apprenticeships and traineeships is not only beneficial to young people, but also to TAFEs, employers, industry and the wider community.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“It’s fantastic to see the local community embrace this program. I’m committed to making sure all locals have access to quality training to give them the best start in their career.”

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