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Support for older workers begins

Yesterday North Metropolitan TAFE launched its delivery of the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program at the Joondalup Campus.

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, and Ian Goodenough, Member for Moore, were joined by North Metropolitan TAFE Managing Director Michelle Hoad and Executive Director Peter Ebell to launch the trial program.
  • The CTA is a new Australian Government initiative being trialled in five locations across Australia, including Perth North, from 2 July 2018.

The CTA program provides practical assistance to help older Australians gain the modern skills they need for ongoing employment.

The trial is designed to help older workers become more competitive in their local labour markets through participating in intensive workshops.

Participants will attend one or both career transition courses in Tailored Career Assistance and Functional Digital Literacy. The first provides practical support to participants to explore their goals, identify their existing skills, understand job opportunities in their local area, and apply for jobs. The second will help candidates build their skills and confidence to use every-day technology such as computers and tablets.

“I’m pleased that mature Australians, some with decades of working life ahead of them, are being supported to upskill, retrain and build the confidence necessary to find gainful employment,” said Ian Goodenough, Member for Moore.

The CTA trial program is available to those aged 50 and above, next year the program will be extended to include those aged 45 and over, and is provided at no cost. Candidates will need to contact their local jobactive provider to discuss a referral to CTA.

To find out more about the Career Transition Assistance program visit their website or contact the North Metropolitan TAFE CTA team on 9207 4840 or email enquiry.cta@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.

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