Training better fit for funds
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.
CME WA chief executive Paul Everingham wants job creation funds spent on training.