Jobseekers to benefit under new grant program

YOUNG jobseekers looking to develop their career pathways are set to benefit from a new grant program that will provide Tasmanians with introductory training in aged-care hospitality.

More than $160,000 in funding will be provided to Aged Care Services Tasmania and Australian Employment and Training Solutions under the new “Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program”.

Delivered by by the Department of State Growth through Skills Tasmania, the program aims to ensure that Tasmanian employers have access to the skills they need to drive future growth in the economy.

Liberal Member for Denison Matthew Groom said the funding was “great news” for those wanting a job or career in expanding sectors.

“That is why we will continue to explore initiatives that result in better employment outcomes for young Tasmanians,” he said.

The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) has awarded an additional $75,000 grant to provide independent support to employers involved in the program.

The TCCI will assist employers in growth industries with general employment advice, workplace visits and mentoring services.

Participating employers will also be able to gain recognition as a “worker-ready” business through the Worker Ready Accreditation website, to be hosted by the TCCI.

Caption: Funding success: Tasmanian aged-care provider OneCare will benefit from grant funding under the Tasmanian Government’s Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program. Pictured from left, are OneCare Barossa Park lodge manager Gerard Velnaar, OneCare Organisational Development coordinator Carne Morris, Minister for State Growth Matthew Groom, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce chair Susan Parr, OneCare state hospitality manager Jason Nicholson and Aged and Community Services Tasmania chief executive officer Darren Mathewson.


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