Skills Centres for regional South Australians
The South Australian Government is supporting the trial of five regional skills centres to connect learners, training providers and employers and get more local people into local jobs.
Cleve Skills Centre
The Cleve Skills Centre will be run by the Motor Trade Association of South Australia (MTA) and will focus on the agricultural machinery, heavy mechanical and automotive electrical industries.
Mount Gambier Skills Centre
The Mount Gambier Skills Centre will be run by the Green Triangle Forestry Industry Hub Association (GTFIH) and will focus on the forestry and timber industry.
Murraylands Skills Centre
The Murraylands Skills Centre will be run by the Rural City of Murray Bridge and will provide information and support for a range of industry areas.
Port Augusta Skills Centre
The Port Augusta Skills Centre will be run by Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) and will focus on the community and care industry. It will also provide outreach to Ceduna and APY Lands.
Berri Skills Centre
The Berri Skills Centre will be run by Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA) and will focus on the community and care industry.
About the grant
Grants trial new Skills Centres to connect learners, training providers and employers and get more local people into local jobs.
In 2023-24, Skills SA is supporting a regional Skills Centre pilot to provide physical space that connects learners, industry, training providers and employers in a collaborative, innovative and proactive way.
The Skill Centre grant was an immediate response to the skill shortage challenges facing the state’s regions.
Engagement on the South Australian Skills Plan highlighted the need for better connections between learners, providers, and employers – particularly in regional areas.
Regional challenges such as acute skills shortages across multiple industries, difficulty attracting training providers to deliver locally, and low VET completion rates means people are missing out on opportunities.