St George residents are leading the NSW skills led recovery

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Almost 700 local residents across the St George area have taken up a fee free JobTrainer course during the pandemic to further their skills and career prospects for the future.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said it comes as NSW records more than 100,000 JobTrainer enrolments since the jointly funded Federal and NSW Government program was announced in October.

“It is fantastic to see that individuals of all ages across NSW are using this time to further their education and career prospects by learning innovative and practical skills,” Mr Coure said.

Mr Coure has also announced the top three courses within the St George community and notes that the highest enrolment rates are from those aged between 17 and 24 years old.

These top three courses include:

 Certificate III in Individual Support
 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
 Statement of Attainment in Office Ready Skills

“I am pleased to see that young people are leading our skills led recovery and taking the initiative to upskill and reskill, with more than 35% of enrolments coming from those aged between 17 and 24 years old.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said NSW was now leading the nation in equipping people with skills after more than half of Australia’s JobTrainer enrolments came from NSW.

“These strong enrolment figures show how crucial reskilling and upskilling has been during this difficult period so the people of NSW can land on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minister Lee said.

“By investing in a skills led recovery, the NSW Government is not only future-proofing jobs but ensuring people have the right skills to plug current shortages.”

NSW JobTrainer courses are available for young people, job seekers and school leavers to gain vocational skills in Australia's growing industries.

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