FFTITC Nimble News 10th May 2021

Funding available for environmental employment opportunities

Not-for-profit organisations, Aboriginal organisations, and local government authorities across WA are invited to apply for funding for on-ground works such as fencing, weeding, seeding and planting. The aim is to create employment opportunities while achieving habitat restoration and protection of existing vegetation in areas of intensive land use.

New Industries Fund: Innovation Vouchers Program grants

The program allows for funding up to $20,000 for small businesses to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance ideas or innovations in Western Australia.

For Rockingham Employers! Shape Your Future Careers Expo Friday 28th May

If you are an employer and want to attract workers, the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre is hosting a careers expo. To register click here: https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/shape-your-future-careers-expo-2021-exhibitor-registration

New heavy vehicle driving operations skill set

The WA Government recently launched a job ready Heavy Vehicle Driving Operations skill set that will train an estimated 1,000 skilled workers needed by the transport industry to avoid skill shortages.

FairWork Ombudsman – Understanding Piecework agreements for the Horticultural industry.

Helpful website with lots of information/templates on how to sent up a piecework agreement.

Merredin will be the home of Western Australia's first Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.

The Federal government has invested $8 million to establish the hub and additional $12.2m will be contributed by hub members. The delivery of drought resilience will be led by the Grower Group Alliance (GGA).

Don’t miss out! Scholarship opportunity! WAFARMERS BOOTCAMP TO EMPLOYMENT

The WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment is an intensive program for school leavers and young people, designed to give them skills to get a job in the agricultural machinery sector. Opportunities to meet prospective employers and get a job.

Scientists Create Wood That Generates Useful Amounts of Electricity

Something a bit different…..Another amazing story about technology uses for wood. Courtesy of Forbes

Load restraint public education campaign launches

A new safety campaign focusing on correct load restraint, launched in NSW aims to reduce the number of dangerously loaded trucks operating on regional roads. Relevant to WA as well.

BPW Lebanon Disaster Appeal - Sewing machines needed.

Do you have any unused sewing machines/overlockers, fabrics, or textiles? The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCF WA), Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (BBEC), and Business Professional Women WA & Australia (BPW WA and Australia) is calling for donations for BPW Lebanon and the women of Beirut to assist them in starting small sewing home-based sewing businesses.

Building your Business Brand – $20 Workshop, Subiaco, 20th May, 9:30am

Hosted by the Small Business Development Corporation. This workshop will teach you how to position your business in line with how you want it to be perceived by customers.

Health & safety - Creating a safe workplace for you, your employees and customers you will minimise injuries and illness.

Lots of handy information about your legal requirements and how to make your workplace safer.

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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