Job seekers across regional NSW will receive more tailored training options with the announcement of a regional alliance between Joblink Plus and Western College.
Joblink Plus acting CEO, Paul Boyd, said the organisation has been working proactively with Dubbo-based Western College over a number of years and it was ‘common sense’ to strengthen the alliance through a memorandum of understanding.
“Both organisations share a similar geographic footprint and similar ethos to building the aspirations of people in our communities,” Mr Boyd said.
“It’s a logical fit to have Western College as a partner organisation to complement our own training initiatives.”
Joblink Plus and Western College will work collaboratively to design training specifically to meet labour market needs and job seeker demographics.
Western College CEO Ron Maxwell said the benefits of the partnership will benefit regional NSW.
“We aim to make sure our training meets the needs both the participants and of the community of which we’re a part of.
“By working with Joblink Plus, more disadvantaged people in our region will have the opportunity to access training that recognises their circumstances and is responsive in its design,” Mr Maxwell said.
Paul Boyd said both organisations are community-based and not-for-profit, with a proud history in Western NSW.
“We’re excited about the unique initiatives that could evolve from this collaboration and the positive impact it will have across our communities.”