Port Pirie trainees receive career training in Adelaide

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Hon Geoff Brock MP will be attending a capability workshop along side 114 regional trainees who are not employed or working full time.

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Hon Geoff Brock MP will be attending a capability workshop along side 114 regional trainees who are not employed or working full time.

Trainees from Port Pirie and 13 other regional councils will be attending a capability workshop on Thursday in Adelaide, along side of Regional Development Minister, Geoff Brock, to help them take the next steps in their career.

The trainees will work with Adelaide professional and personality coach, Kate Mason to gain essential career skills including resume writing and mock interviews. 

Participants will also benefit from tailored training and work plans, ensuring they are prepared to take advantage of further employment opportunities.

The 114 trainees are young people aged between 17 and 24 living in the regions who were either unemployed or did not work full time.

Minister Brock says the program is helping to provide sustainable employment opportunities in our regions. 

“These capability workshops in particular will help give them the vital skills needed to secure future long-term employment in the regions.”

“Strong regions mean a strong South Australia, and the Regional Youth Traineeship Progream is a great example of the different levels of government working together to create vibrant, sustainable regional communities with a skilled workforce.”

The Regional Youth Traineeship Program is a $4 million Regional Development Fund initiative delivered on behalf of the State Government by the Local Government Association. 

Local Government Association President, Lorraine Rosenberg says the program is a great opportunity to give young people a taste of working in councils, whilst helping them develop professional skills. 

“These capability workshops will set them up for the next step of their careers, and I wish them all well in their future endeavours.”

The program has been designed to encourage the regional local governing bodies to continue employing the trainees after the two funded years.