Tasmania : Boosting Skills and driving employment in Tasmanian industries, including aged care, aquaculture and hospitality, are the goals of a $1.3 million Career Start Program war chest announced by State Growth Minister Matthew Groom.
Speaking at the Salvation Army’s Barrington Lodge aged care facility in New Town this morning, Mr Groom said a further $235,000 would be made available in workforce development grants to create jobs and support regional development.
“Under the 2017 Career Start Program 374 more Tasmanian jobseekers and workers will receive training opportunities in a range of growth industries, including hospitality, aged care, transport and logistics, aquaculture and early childhood education,” Mr Groom said.
“This includes 130 training places in aged care to ensure local care providers like the Salvation Army’s Barrington Lodge Aged Care in New Town can continue to offer their residents the highest standard of service with skilled and professional staff.”
Mr Groom said the Government was supporting the Tasmanian Council of Social Service to develop a workforce development plan to maintain the skill base of the community services sector.
“This funding is just part of our ongoing commitment to help deliver training opportunities for young Tasmanians and making sure our employers have the skilled workers they need to grow their business and increase productivity,” Mr Groom said.
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