Minister for Energy Bill Johnston released the following media statement announcing 22 apprentices and trainees graduated from our entry-level programs today.
Western Power continues to play an important role in providing Western Australians with vocational education and training opportunities with 22 apprentices and trainees graduating from its entry-level programs today.
The training programs are part of the McGowan Government's commitment to providing meaningful employment opportunities and planning for the future economic needs of the State.
Western Power's entry-level programs, which currently have 127 people enrolled, enable Western Australians to gain nationally recognised qualifications, while also providing invaluable and necessary on-the-job training and experience.
The programs include Business Traineeships, Field Protection and Telecommunication Traineeships, Electrical and Mechanical Apprenticeships and an Engineering Graduate program, which combines tertiary education with on-the-job experience in the evolving energy industry.
The placements provide trainees with new skills, strengthened networking capabilities and confidence in the workplace, while providing a pipeline of talent and skills in the energy sector.