Local people are being encouraged to explore opportunities to get a first job, a new job or a better job as part of National Careers Week (16-22 May).

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said the NSW Government is funding a range of fee-free and low-fee training courses to help people get the skills they need for the jobs they want.

“We want to turbocharge the take-up of vocational education and training by slashing the cost of courses and helping people get skilled for jobs,” Mr Griffin said.

“The NSW Government’s record infrastructure investment is creating jobs and driving demand for skilled workers in everything from traditional trades to new and emerging industries.

“There are so many incredible opportunities in NSW and National Careers Week is the perfect time for people to explore what’s out there.”

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the NSW Government is also offering free career guidance, information and advice through Careers NSW.

“Careers NSW is a whole-of-life, one-stop-shop for everyone in the state to help people unlock their potential by empowering them to make informed decisions about their career path,” Mr Henskens said.

“There has never been a better time to explore your future and Careers NSW can provide information on everything from traditional trades to new and emerging industries.”

People are also encouraged to visit the Skills NSW website and explore short courses and training opportunities available to help people up-skill or re-skill.

The website also allows people to explore industries and potential job opportunities, and find out the skills and training they need for employment.