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FREE TRAINING FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES

Asylum seekers will be supported with more opportunities to become skilled and find jobs thanks to a new fee-free training program funded by the NSW Government.

The NSW Government has invested $11 million in the Asylum Seeker Employment Skills Support program, which will help upskill asylum seekers by offering English classes, driving lessons, computer literacy courses and even certificates in business.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the new program is a game-changer for asylum seekers struggling to gain employment.


100,000 SENIORS NOW USING DIGITAL SENIORS CARD

Seniors in Manly are continuing to embrace digital with more than 100,000 people across the state now taking advantage of the digital Seniors Card.

Member for Manly James Griffin said while there would always be a non-digital version, it was great to see so many seniors taking advantage of the digital option to access discounts and benefits on dining out, entertainment and travel.


APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS CONTINUE TO RISE

The number of apprentices and trainees in jobs across the state increased 11 per cent in
the year to December 2021, off the back of the NSW Government’s unprecedented
investment in fee-free training.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the National Centre for Vocational Education and
Research (NCVER) report shows NSW continues to lead the nation, with more apprentices
and trainees than any other state or territory.