NSW is enjoying a fee-free training boom with more than 200,000 enrolments recorded under JobTrainer, a program helping people get skilled for in-demand jobs.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said JobTrainer is part of a range of measures helping to turbocharge the take-up of vocational education and training in NSW to create a strong pipeline of skilled and qualified workers.
“Whether you’re a young person exploring your career or someone wanting to re-skill for an in-demand industry, JobTrainer can provide the fee-free training to help you kick-start your journey,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
“This program is helping meet demand for skilled workers in key industries and helping drive our economic recovery from the pandemic.”
Training under the program is fee-free and fully funded for eligible people wanting to upskill or reskill.
The NSW Government has expanded eligibility criteria for the JobTrainer program to target in-demand industries, including construction, manufacturing, transport, logistics, aged care, disability care, childcare and digital skills.
JobTrainer has also supported more than 5,000 women into construction-related courses through the Built for Women initiative.
Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the number of people commencing apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW has sky-rocketed since the launch of the program.
“JobTrainer is all about helping people get the skills they need for the job they want, while helping drive our economic recovery from the pandemic,” Mr Henskens said.
“Our record infrastructure program is creating enormous demand for jobs and our investment in fee-free training is helping meet that demand so we can continue to build what matters to make daily life better.”
JobTrainer is a joint State and Federal funded program, which is injecting $637 million into the NSW skills and training market.
For more information about JobTrainer eligibility and the training courses available, visit, https://skills.education.nsw.gov.au/jobtrainer.