Skillset has launched a free career advice support service, Skillset CareerLink Central West, for residents across Central West NSW.
The Australian Government has recognised Skillset’s expertise and experience in career development programs by selecting them to receive a $600,000 project grant from the National Careers Institute to deliver a career information, advice and support program.
The Skillset CareerLink Central West program is supported by Regional Development Australia Central West and will be delivered across eleven local government areas covering more than 180,000 residents and a local economy supporting 74,000 jobs. The eleven local government areas are Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
There are three key services offered in the CareerLink Central West program: Career Consultation – where 25-44 year old locals can sign up for free career development sessions, CareerLink Hub – a regional careers information hub based in the Flannery Centre in Bathust, and CareerLink Community – an online portal where Central West residents can access newsletters, career advice, resources, and invitations to events.
Craig Randazzo, Chief Executive Officer at Skillset said that this program will close the gap for local residents in accessing local and relevant career advice.
“We know that a person’s career is a journey, not a destination with McCrindle research showing an Australian will have 17 different employers, and an average of 5 separate careers in their lifetime.”
“We believe Skillset CareerLink Central West will create an immediate impact for in-person career services for our primary target group of 25-44 year olds.”
Cabonne Council are thrilled to welcome a new program to the regional area and support the prosperity and the skills of local people in the region.
Local Cabonne residents who are interested in accessing career advice are encouraged to visit the CareerLink Community website at www.skillset.com.au or call 1300 853 525.