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Directions Career Expo 2018

Directions’ inaugural ‘Career Directions’ careers expo in Northam was a huge success. The event was supported by over 30 exhibitors showcasing employment, training, and higher education opportunities for local people for a diverse range of industry sectors and occupations, with a focus on indigenous employment and training opportunities. It was the first of its kind… more

Minister Cash calls for a higher profile for trade careers

Federal Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has again called for an overhaul of the image of trades as career pathways at the National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference last week. This follows the release of the latest stats showing that industry was increasingly unable to find skilled workers despite the virtues of trade professions. Vocational… more

Kane takes out top national apprentice prize

Directions apprentice Kane Doyle, hosted with BAE Systems, has done it again! Not content with just winning Aerospace Apprentice of the Year for BAE Systems’ 2018 Aerospace and Integrated Systems Trades Awards late last year, Kane has gone on to take out BAEs top national apprentice award. Kane was awarded Trades Apprentice of the Year… more

Directions Out & About – Northam Clontarf annual awards

The Northam Clontarf Academy celebrated their 8th Annual Academy Awards evening in November 2018 and Directions was there to celebrate the success of some of their best. Directions Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre Coordinator Brenda DeAtta was invited to attend and present the Employment Award on the night to winner, Eric Colbung. The evening was a… more

Sam wins Master Builders Apprentice Safety Award 2018

Directions apprentice Sam Goggins has taken out the 2018 Apprentice Safety Award at the Master Builders Apprentice of the Year Awards earlier this month. Sam is a carpentry and joinery apprentice host with Salini-NRW. Sam is currently working and training under the watchful eye of site supervisor Brendan Lucas at their Forrestfield station site. The… more