RDA Limestone Coast to support young people gain apprenticeships
Published: 13th July 2012
RDA Limestone Coast (South Australia) has launched a program to support 2000 young people explore apprenticeships.
The project will focus on ensuring targeted occupations have an environmental focus and will develop strategies to encourage young women to consider non-traditional occupations.
The initiative was featured in a news story in the Border Watch newspaper on 10 July 2012.
RDA Limestone Coast has been contracted by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education to deliver the Work Exploration and Resources (WEAR) for Apprenticeships project.
RDA Limestone Coast Skills, Career and Workforce Development Manager, Helen Strickland told Border Watch the program would engage with young people to determine their existing knowledge about apprenticeships, analyse the gaps and seek their involvement in process to provide advice and information.
“The WEAR program will promote and market apprenticeships in the targeted industry sectors to students, parents and teachers,” Ms Strickland told Border Watch.
“It will provide young people with contacts and referrals to enable them to further investigate apprenticeships and to seek an apprenticeship with an employer.”
She said the program would also involve work with employers to ensure they have access to resources to demystify the apprenticeship process.
The program will focus on key industries in the region, including agriculture, retail, health care, construction and mining pathways.
For more information, visit the RDA Limestone Coast website.
RDA Limestone Coast Skills, Career and Workforce Development Manager Helen Strickland.