Brunswick Junction resource centre has funding for traineeship program

Community resources: Brunswick Junction staff youth assistant Isolde Hayden, chairman Ron Exelby and manager Jo Daton. Photo: Taylar Amonini.
Community resources: Brunswick Junction staff youth assistant Isolde Hayden, chairman Ron Exelby and manager Jo Daton. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre is one of more than 50 centres to receive funding from the state government.

Last week the WA government awarded $1.53 million to boost workforce skills and build jobs by supporting trainees across regional communities.

Brunswick Junction resource centre manager Jo Dalton said the $30,000 would go towards training someone in sales and marketing.

She said as part of the traineeship the centre has partnered with Seven West which would help develop the skills needed to get a job in that field.

"It is a brilliant initiative," Ms Dalton said.

Ms Dalton said it was a great feeling when someone completed the traineeship and gained permanent employment afterwards.

The Regional Traineeship Program supports Community Resource Centres and local government authorities to facilitate vocational education training in their area.

Regional development minister Allannah Mactiernan said the funding enabled resource centres to help people find a new career pathway.

"The program provides for training, skills and employment opportunities for people living in the regions, with the aim of encouraging them to stay and work in their local community," she said.

"The flexibility of the program encourages traineeships in vocations that better suit the needs of our regional communities."

Other centres that received funding included Harvey, Donnybrook, Bridgetown, Boyup Brook and Nannup.