Minister for Training Visits New Kewdale Office
On the 8 June 2011, Skill Hire hosted the Minister for Training and Workforce Development, the Hon Peter Collier MLC, at the new Skill Hire Office in Kewdale. This is Skill Hire’s 15th office in Western Australia marking the company’s continued growth as a leader in training and employment services.
Minister Collier attended the ceremony to recognise the achievement of young Indigenous trainees who received Certificates of Attainment in Construction. The event was also the beginning of a new intake of young Indigenous trainees in the successful Live Works Program that Skill Hire delivers in partnership with Outcare.
Skill Hire Chairman Steve Birkbeck said, “Skill Hire is pleased to welcome the Minister to our new office in Kewdale as we celebrate the success of the Live Works Program. As a company, we have put even more focus and resources into Indigenous training and employment and it is great to see the results that are flowing from these efforts.”
This Live Works Program provides construction training and over 22 participants have been successful in securing apprenticeships in the building industry.
The ceremony was attended by a range of stakeholders from government agencies and the construction industry.
“There are challenges in working with these youth at risk however, this is really important work we are undertaking and not only do we benefit as a company but so does our community,” said Skill Hire CEO, Steve Edgar.
Mr Edgar continued, “This new facility increases our capacity to meet the training demands of the construction industry. We now have two Skill Development Centres in Perth as a result of industry demands for quality construction training.”
Skill Hire has established an account with Indigenous Jobs Australia which was developed by the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (Indigenous Chamber) and Fairfax Media and is powered by MyCareer. The site is dedicated to advertising job vacancies and opportunities which might be suitable for Indigenous Australians. No other jobs board is dedicated to Indigenous job seekers and this will assist Skill Hire fulfilling its Strategic Plan objective of increasing its Indigenous employment.
This will be a great resource for Indigenous Australians who are looking for work or a career.