First regional Jobs and Skills Centre launched in Kalgoorlie and Goldfields Regional Labour Market Review released
Industry, students, job seekers and career changers will have increased access to local job-related services with the Jobs and Skills Centre at Kalgoorlie's Central Regional TAFE officially opening its doors.
The locally focused centre will be delivered by Central Regional TAFE in partnership with Worklink, and is intended to support employers and businesses to build a skilled workforce and create employment, apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.
The Chamber of Arts and Culture WA has announced that Shelagh Magadza will be its new Executive Director from 23 October 2018, replacing Henry Boston.
Chamber Chair, Helen Cook, acknowledged and thanked Henry Boston for his leadership as inaugural Executive Director and his considerable contribution to the Chamber and its members over the last five years.
Ms Magadza is well known for her significant contribution as Artistic Director of the Perth International Arts Festival between 2006 and 2011.
Perth based film maker Roderick MacKay's film The Furnace was amongst 12 new projects to receive $9M in funding through Screen Australia. Sally Caplan, Head of Production at Screen Australia, highlighted the strong focus on diversity and inclusion across the projects and noted “Promoting diversity and inclusion in Australian screen stories is imperative and I’m thrilled the projects in this slate have embraced these values. We relish the opportunity to support the development of emerging screen talent, and this slate includes a feature debut from Roderick MacKay who will direct The Furnace, a project with strong multicultural characters and themes.” The film is set in 1890's Western Australia and follows a young Muslim Afghan who forms an unlikely partnership with a bushman on the run with Crown gold.
Read Screen Australia's media release here.
The Australian Masters Rowing Championships will be held at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth next year. Supported by Tourism Western Australia and managed by Rowing WA, the championships will run over four days from May 22 to 25, 2019.
The event has 12 age divisions with representatives from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as some international representatives.
Rowing WA has invited more than 20 international rowing federations to the event, with the focus to increase international participation.
The 2019 championships are expected to attract more than 1,000 out-of-State competitors and visitors, providing a boost to the local economy. Read more.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market. The research results provide information about skill shortages at the state, territory and national level. The department’s skill shortage research program covers more than 80 skilled occupations on an annual basis. The department is currently undertaking a review of its skill shortage research program and is asking interested industry parties to respond to a short online survey to find out what is important for the survey to cover.
The survey can be found here.
For more information on the survey and the meaning of its results, visit the department's Skill Shortages research page here.
The Fremantle Netball Association is set to undergo a revitalisation, with the Government supporting the southern suburbs netball hub to build a brand new $1.8 million pavilion. The project will be built by a WA building company with support from WA small businesses and contractors. Read more.
Science Minister Dave Kelly has opened the 2018 round of the Premier's Science Fellowship Program, during the Data Science Innovation Hub launch at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. The state government is providing $1.5 million over four years to attract a Premier's Science Fellow (a leading researcher) and a supporting Premier's Early to Mid-Career Fellow to significantly advance research in Western Australia related to automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Western Australia has existing strengths in this area of research and associated applications, particularly in the resources and energy industries. Funding for the program comes from the $16.7 million New Industries Fund.
For more information, visit https://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au
The Department of Training and Workforce Development is hosting a half-day forum for Western Australian VET stakeholders, including contracted training providers, TAFE, group training organisations and training councils. The forum will take place on Tuesday 25 September, registrations close Thursday 20 September.
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The Great Places to Work® Institute has released the 2018 list of the best places to work. Hilton has been recognised as the fourth best place to work for amongst companies with over 1,000 employees in Australia. Staff development practices include Thrive@Hilton, the Hilton Team Member value proposition aimed at supporting and rewarding Team Members; the partnership with Smith Family Foundation equipping disadvantaged school students to make informed decisions about their future careers; and a focus on promoting or transferring Team Members across the 12 hotels in Australia.
Nominations are open for Fitness Australia’s Australian Fitness Awards 2019. The newly formed awards are open to everyone in the industry and seek to recognise and celebrate outstanding businesses and professionals. The awards include seven business categories, three categories for individuals and one community award. Read more.