Jobs and Skills Centres (JSCs) services include specialist services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, which have been enhanced through an $8.14 million investment. Approximately 30 Aboriginal employment and engagement officers are employed across the JSC network who work closely with employers and other key service providers in their area to integrate services and maximise training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal clients and to ensure culturally appropriate employment and career services are provided.
Enhancements include the inclusion of more Aboriginal artwork to ensure the JSCs provide a culturally supportive, vibrant and welcoming space for Aboriginal staff and clients.
Establishing additional Aboriginal Services, including at Perth metropolitan JSCs at Fremantle and Perth TAFE campuses, is intended to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal people to engage in sustainable employment and help meet the State's skills shortages and growing workforce demand.
Employers and businesses are encouraged to get in touch with their nearest JSC for support to increase their engagement with the Aboriginal community and to create a more culturally aware workplace that can attract and retain more Aboriginal employees. Contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64 or visit the Jobs and Skills WA website for more information www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-centre.
Read Minister McGurk's full media statement