Expressions of interest are now open for membership of the Mid North Coast Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce.
Taskforces are being set up as part of the Federal Government's $62.8 million Local Jobs Program to help Australians get back into the workforce and assist the economy to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said tailoring solutions specific to the communities of the Mid North Coast was the best way to help the region recover and to provide growth for the future.
"Taskforces will bring together the expertise of local employers, employment and training providers and other local stakeholders, to develop projects purpose-fit for local jobs," Dr Gillespie said.
"Importantly, the taskforce will maximise opportunities to move people back into work and reskill or upskill to meet employer needs."
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The taskforce will be chaired by an employment facilitator who will work with the taskforce members to help connect job seekers with local training, employment opportunities and other support.
"As part of the Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces we want members who wish to make a difference in the lives of their fellow Australians, and I encourage applications from passionate local people who want to help support their community," Dr Gillespie said.
The taskforce will comprise a maximum of 10 members and represent the local region, with consideration given to motivated and active nominees who have demonstrated experience in upskilling, reskilling and local economic development.
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Applicants are sought from diverse backgrounds, with taskforce members to be selected from a cross-section of key local stakeholders, including employers, training organisations, employment service providers, local and state government representatives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representatives and other community organisations.
Expressions of interest close on October 6 at 5pm.
To apply, click here.
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