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HELPING OLDER AUSTRALIANS INTO WORK

HELPING OLDER AUSTRALIANS INTO WORK

The Australian Government has announced the organisations that will help mature-age people looking for work or preparing for a new career path.


The Career Transition Assistance (CTA) program will help older workers become more competitive in their local labour market through tailored, intensive workshops.


Ten organisations have been selected to deliver CTA in five employment regions: Ballarat, Victoria; Somerset, Queensland; Central West, New South Wales; Adelaide South, South Australia; and Perth North, Western Australia.


These locations were chosen to reflect a range of labour market conditions and cover both metropolitan and regional areas.


Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said it was pleasing to see the Trial running in the Central West and that it would give local job seekers the opportunity to get help finding work.


“To be competitive in the job market, in particular with technological change - mature age workers will need support to develop new, in-demand skills,” Mr Gee said.


“The Federal Government recognises the contribution of mature-age Australians and, in many cases, their willingness to continue working.


“This program will identify where older workers need assistance and put them on a path to building the skills employers need.


“Here in the Central West OCTEC Limited and VERTO Ltd will deliver innovative and personalised strategies to work with mature-age participants to remove the barriers holding participants back from securing work.”


CTA is part of the Government's $110 million Mature Age Employment Package announced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.


CTA will commence on 2 July 2018. For more information visit: www.jobs.gov.au/career-transition-assistance