The Perrottet Government’s two-year funding boost for the Productivity Bootcamp will give hundreds more young people from the South Coast access to training construction industry opportunities.
Liberal Candidate for South Coast, Luke Sikora, welcomed the $3.2 million extension of the program, which will help 16 to 25 year olds develop pre-trade skills for jobs on local construction projects.
“This funding for additional training opportunities will help us to bolster out local workforce in a critical industry that will be building South Coast’s future,” said Mr Sikora. “I am proud to be running for the Perrottet Government which is investing in empowering our communities and building South Coast’s future.”
Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the funding boost builds on the Liberal and Nationals Government’s record $3.1 billion skills budget, which is part of our long-term economic plan to keep NSW moving forward.
“The South Coast continues to benefit from the Liberal and Nationals government’s record infrastructure investment, but with that comes great demand for skilled workers.
“We’re already investing record funds in TAFE NSW and delivering an unprecedented level of fee-free training to help people get the skills they need for the jobs they want.
“This funding for Productivity Bootcamp builds on that, delivering practical, challenging and hands-on skills for young people seeking jobs in the construction industry.”
The funding will enable Productivity Bootcamp to deliver an additional 11 eight-week programs and one five-week program at its South Nowra centre over two years.
Productivity Bootcamp founder and director Paul Breen said the company has been delivering strong results in previous Bootcamps in Western Sydney since 2015.
“Our Bootcamp program provides a transformative 8-week intensive course that arms young people with the skills and attitude needed to be successful,” Mr Breen said.
“It helps young people develop the skills and attributes demanded by employers, such as reliability, communication and teamwork.”