SA announces new training program
The South Australian Government has launched a skills program whereby employers from industries with skills shortages in jobs deemed critical to the state’s future growth may apply for funding of up to 90 per cent of the cost of training.
State Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister Tom Kenyon said the Skills in the Workplace program will assist employers in key industries with a State Government training subsidy to offset the cost of training.
“Employers in those industries facing skills shortages with up to 99 full time employees will be eligible for a State Government training subsidy of up to 90 per cent,” Mr Kenyon said.
“Employers with between 100 and 199 full time employees will be eligible for a subsidy of up to 75 per cent and those with more than 200 full timers, up to a 50 per cent training subsidy.
“The industries we’re targeting as those with critical skills needs include resources, infrastructure, community services, advanced manufacturing, agrifoods, clean technology and green skills, defence, health, water resources and significant regional employers
Initial Expressions of Interest which can be further developed for funding this financial year should be submitted by Friday, 23 March 2012. Submissions received after this date will be considered for funding in the 2012/13 financial year.
Mr Kenyon launched the Skills in the Workplace program at today’s Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) Skills Summit in Adelaide.
For further information about Skills in the Workplace, including the expression of interest template visit www.skills.sa.gov.au/sitw