Connecting locals to construction careers

A new jobs and skills centre has opened that is offering training and employment during construction of the new precinct and beyond.

We know unemployment can be an issue for people in regional areas like Newcastle, and the Hunter region and access to appropriately qualified candidates can also be a challenge for employers.
The Connectivity Centre is a free service that aims to bridge that gap.
It’s a place where local employers, government agencies, training firms and community groups can come together to create some real, long-term solutions for people disadvantaged through unemployment in this community.
Other training and employment opportunities on the project include Multiplex’s Jump Start program, a mentoring program for female high school students.
This is a fantastic program that supports the participation of young women in all aspects of the construction industry and links them to future employment opportunities.

The Connectivity Centre is located in Broadmeadow and will provide a hub for a number of specialist employment and training groups, including the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), Hunter Futurepreneurs Program, TAFE and the Department of Education and Workplace Relations.
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