Defence jobs in Govt push
The Department of Defence is bringing its Defence Industry Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels Roadshow to Geraldton next month.
Co-hosted by Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price the workshop will promote opportunities and jobs within the defence industry supply chain.
This show will be one of only two regional WA stops and provides an opportunity for businesses supporting the mining sector to learn about new opportunities in the growing industry.
Ms Price said regional businesses were encouraged to attend to learn how businesses in regional WA could be a part of this massive Federal Government initiative.
“The Naval Ship Building and Submarine Upgrading Program is part of the expected $190 billion the Federal Government will be spending on defence over the next decade,” Ms Price said.
“We have a lot of very skilled engineers, electricians, fabricators and other trades in regional WA who should be seriously considering a career in the defence industry.
“These defence contracts will require a huge input from regional Australia, where the shipbuilders will need to source a variety of their skilled labour, engineering expertise, and other sub-contractors.”
Ms Price said she wants regional WA to be the centrepiece of the roadshow.
“The opportunity for longlasting, sustainable jobs for the regions in a post-mining boom era could come from a move into the defence industry,” Ms Price said.
“I want to ensure that regional WA does not miss out on defence industry contracts and, ultimately, jobs.
“I would encourage anyone who is interested in attending the roadshow to contact my office as soon as possible.”
The roadshow will be held in Geraldton on April 11 at a venue that is yet to be determined.
For further information contact Ms Price’s office on 9964 2195, or email Ms Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.