Late last week, the WA State Government announced a further $24.5 million dollar support package to assist the building and construction industry to maintain a skilled workforce during the COVID-19 crisis.
The package, announced by Premier Mark McGowan and Training Minister Sue Ellery, along with Reg Howard-Smith, Chair of the Building and Construction Industry Training Board, includes:
Premier Mark McGowan stated “The construction industry plays an important role in Western Australia and employs thousands of people across a range of trades. It’s important we look after our local businesses, apprentices and trainees – this funding will go towards making sure jobs are maintained and our construction workforce is ready to assist with the post-COVID-19 economic recovery”.
More information for employers and employees can be found here http://www.ctf.wa.gov.au/
If your business is in the building or construction industry and you would like to discuss eligibility for the State Government package, contact The Apprenticeship Community WA on:
Metro and Regional WA – 08 6165 3362
Kimberley Region WA – 08 9193 5207