CCIWA expands efforts to build WA’s skills base

CCIWA will expand its efforts to build WA’s skills base with the Federal Government announcement today that is has secured a new contract to deliver Australian Apprenticeship Support Services. 

The new contract includes provision of generalist services across Perth and Outback WA, and specialist support for women in male-dominated trades, First Nations apprentices and clean energy occupations across the State 

Under an ongoing partnership with Business NSW and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) will from July 1 continue to deliver generalist support services in WA, NSW and Victoria in addition to expanding to Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. 

“Growing the skills base in WA is core to our purpose. CCIWA is excited to expand on our 26 years of apprenticeship support because it’s fundamental to the future of our State,” said CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell. 

“The addition of ‘specialist’ services is especially significant as it builds on our focus to support people in underrepresented and disadvantaged cohorts, as well as promote opportunities in the clean energy sector.” 

Rodwell said the contract, which has a three-year extension option, will likely mark 30 years of delivering the ASA contract in WA. 

“Apprenticeships and traineeship play a vital role in the Australian Vocational Educational and Training system and contribute significantly to the Australian economy by bridging the gap between individual career aspirations and employer requirements,” he said. 

“These apprenticeships provide opportunities for people to receive training, pursue studies and earn an income across a diverse range of occupations. CCIWA, though ASA, is proud to be a national contributor to this vital system.”  

For more information on the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Services 2024-26 contract see here. 

 

Powered by CCIWA, Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) can facilitate employment, manage training and offer support and advice to companies seeking apprentices to boost their workforce. Contact ASA at [email protected] or phone 1300 363 831. 

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