As an industry partner of Regional Development Australia, McMahon Services are supporting an innovative heavy industry and civil skills training program. Funded by the federal government’s Regional Employment Trials program, the program will provide job seekers with skills, experience and support in a range of trade and heavy industry sectors to ensure the region has pool of work-ready people to meet workforce demand.
The program will include accredited skills training and tickets, combined with wrap-around program such as car servicing, budgeting and finance, cooking on a budget, remote work and remote living, drug and alcohol awareness, industry visits and work experience, as well as providing the opportunity to try industry streams of engineering, electrical/renewables, construction and civil and mining.
“The Training and Skills Commission identifies one of the major issues facing the Yorke and Mid North region is labour shortages with employers experiencing difficulties in attracting and retaining residents to support a quality workforce,” said Kelly-Anne Saffin, Chief Executive Officer of RDA Yorke and Mid North.
“Labourers, technicians and trades workers are among the highest-employing occupations with more than a quarter of the region’s workforce, yet there are significant shortages of workers, particularly trades including boilermaking, fitting, electrical and instrumentation.
The training program will be full-time for 20-weeks from July 22.