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Skills for Jobs in Regions

Skills for Jobs in Regions Program

The Skills for Jobs in Regions program is an initiative of the South Australian Government. The program has been successfully linking people to training and jobs since 2004. The program was reviewed in 2009 resulting in it being repositioned to respond to changes to the labour market. The new program will focus on raising workforce participation rates for those who are disadvantaged in the labour market and increasing foundation skills, including literacy and numeracy.This will be undertaken by designing and implementing location specific services and customised programs that respond to the needs of the individual, local industry/employers and labour markets.

Skills for Jobs in Regions has a strong focus on creating local partnerships to increase workforce participation for those facing barriers in the labour market through delivering Career Development Services and Targeted Projects locally.

The twelve Regional Development Australia entities in South Australia partner with Department of State Development in delivering sustainable outcomes through Skills for Jobs in Regions programs, which link directly with the Boards’ broader objectives in workforce development and improved social and economic prosperity for the regions. As the Grantees they facilitate and support the Skills for Jobs in Regions Networks in their regions, and provide feedback and information to the Department to influence and guide future program directions and ensure that resources are allocated with strategic intent to address localised issues.

Industry Skills Managers

The Department of State Development provides an administrative support grant to Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North to provide executive support and project management services for the three Skills for Jobs in Regions Jobs and Skills Regional Networks. The Industry Skills Managers' responsibilities include:

  • Project managing Skills for Jobs in Regions activities;
  • Developing and implementing the submission/application process and assessing applications;
  • Setting and circulating the agenda and other correspondence for Network meetings;
  • Ensuring that the Skills for Jobs in Regions Network and its members act in accordance with RDAYMN Network’s Implementation Guidelines and other Department of State Development Skills for Jobs in Regions policies.