Train­ing bet­ter fit for funds

North West Telegraph - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

In­dus­try fund­ing for in­dige­nous job cre­ation could be bet­ter spent on in­dige­nous ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, ac­cord­ing to the head of WA’s Chamber of Min­er­als and En­ergy.

Speak­ing a the 2018 Pil­bara Con­fer­ence, CME WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Ever­ing­ham said money spent on in­dige­nous em­ploy­ment was not al­ways de­liv­er­ing de­sired out­comes.

“Per­son­ally I think the in­ten­tion with that money is pos­i­tive and af­fir­ma­tive but some­times I do not nec­es­sar­ily think it is go­ing to the right places or stages of de­vel­op­ment,” he said. “I think more in­dus­try money could go to in­dige­nous ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing in­stead of just jobs.”

Mr Ever­ing­ham said he was keen to see if changes could be made to the way in­dus­try was spend­ing money on in­dige­nous em­ploy­ment.

Pic­ture: Me­gan Pow­ell

CME WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Ever­ing­ham wants job cre­ation funds spent on train­ing.

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