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100m training boost

THE state’s jobless will be given a $100 million “mentoring and training” boost to get them into the workplace.

The “Smart, Skilled and Hired” program will target the highest youth unemployment areas, notably Western Sydney, and regional centres.

With jobless rates hitting 20 per cent in some parts, the Baird government is hoping some will work in the construction and disability sectors, with workers required for the NDIS.

“When there are cranes in the sky all over the state and jobs growth is leading the country, we still have a concerning number of youth unemployment hotspots, “Skills Minister John Barilaro said.

He named Western Sydney, the Central Coast, New England, the northwest and the north coast as priorities.

Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian is set to announce tomorrow that net government debt is close to zero after the $10 billion sale of Transgrid.

NSW net debt at June 30 will be $663 million or 0.1 per cent of gross state product, Ms Berejiklian will announce.

She will also announce an average of $12.1 billion a year over four years in state government infrastructure spending on schools, hospitals, roads and rail, a figure the government will boast is the highest capital expenditure of the states and twice as much as Labor spent in its last four years in power.

The paying down of debt will allow the government to borrow more as it looks to finish the Sydney Metro, WestConnex motorway and other infrastructure projects.

“The government has managed to all but wipe out debt at the same time as spending record amounts on infrastructure and services,” Ms Berejiklian said. “NSW is the nation’s No.1 economy, our triple-A (credit rating) is secured and we have an unprecedented infrastructure pipeline to transform the state.”

The Smart, Skilled and Hired program will assist early school leavers, young people between school and work, and young offenders.

“Smart, Skilled and Hired” will work with local community groups, non-government organisations and not-for-profits that provide young people with the practical support and mentoring they need to get through a course and into a job,’’ Mr Barilaro said.

“Smart, Skilled and Hired will tackle the practical, everyday things that can stop young people from either getting and keeping a job, or sticking at training.”


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A new international training partnership is seeking to support the India’s future skill needs by delivering Australian vocational education and training qualifications to students in India.

Hunter TAFE has developed an innovative partnership with McKkr’s TAFE Training in India, which will enable the delivery of Hunter TAFE’s internationally recognised qualifications to students in India.

The training partnership has been developed out of the need to alleviate the country’s skills shortage by providing vocational education and training as identified in the Indian Government’s National Skill Development Mission, which seeks to train a minimum of 300-million people by 2022.

It is estimated that only 2.3% of India’s workforce have undergone formal skill training, with much of the educated workforce having little to no job skills, leaving them largely unemployable. The focus of the Skilled India Mission is to provide practical skills training that meets the needs of employers and drives economic growth.

Under the collaborative training partnership, McKkr’s teachers complete the Australian Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification, which enables them to deliver Hunter TAFE training locally in India. Hunter TAFE will conduct all assessments of students and issue Australian vocational education and training certificates, qualifications and transcripts to students who successfully complete their courses.

The Australian Government accredited training provides valuable pathway opportunities for Indian students to study further higher education qualifications in Australia and may enable students to receive course credits towards bachelor degree programs at Australian Universities.

Hunter TAFE CEO/ Institute Director, Christine Warrington said the partnership between the two organisations would leverage the Institute’s strong reputation for quality skills based training combined with the experience in delivering qualifications offshore in Asia, South America and the Middle East.

“By working together with McKkr’s we are able to deliver skills training and our internationally recognised qualifications to students in India. This training will provide them with hands-on practical skills that meet the needs of employers and industry across India,” said Ms Warrington.

“Initially, through this partnership, we will offer diploma and advanced diploma level qualifications in business management, marketing, accounting, human resources management and information technology across three campus locations.”

“We are committed to delivering our high quality qualifications in India and hope to further develop our partnership with McKkr’s TAFE Training in the future by expanding our offerings in a number of different career areas to additional campuses in India,” she said.