The State Government has committed an additional $11 million over the next four years to ensure a pipeline of skilled professional and para-professional workers in the defence industry.
As part of the investment the State Government launched 'The Other Force - Start something' campaign, shining a spotlight on the industries that support Australia's Defence Force to be the best it can be. The campaign showcases the exciting and rewarding careers available to Western Australians, across all five defence capability domains: land, air, maritime, space and information and cyber.
The campaign is further supported by several new defence workforce initiatives including:
· a $4 million internship and graduate scholarship program to facilitate the placement of 190 students and 50 graduates in defence industry firms over three years;
· a program to drive the reskilling and upskilling of new and existing defence industry workers, including grants for employers to work with WA universities and training providers to develop new education and training products;
· $1.08 million for an Existing Worker Traineeship program over four years, to support career progression of existing workers into critical para-professional and professional roles;
· $700,000 for a university and VET articulation program over four years; and
· $180,000 for a veterans skills mapping and career transition project to complement the existing Defence Industry Veterans Employment Scheme.
Click here for more information or visit the Jobs and Skills WA website https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/defence