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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

Directions Out & About – National Reconciliation Week

The Shire of Northam Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group invited community members of all backgrounds to come together and ‘Walk with Courage’ for National Reconciliation Week 2019 on Monday 27 May. Our Indigenous Mentor and Northam team leader Brenda DeAtta represents Directions as well as the community on the working group. Guests along with the… more

Apprentices supporting future apprentices

Directions apprentices Kane Doyle and Samantha Dagleish did themselves, host company BAE Systems, and us proud when they attended the recent 4 day Careers Expo at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the BAE stand. We received great feedback about their professionalism and confidence at the event in sharing their apprentice experiences with students and… more

Can they see you?

It’s the winter solstice later this week which means now and for a little while at least, daylight hours are at their shortest for the year. This means more than at any other time of year, a lot of us go to work when it’s darker and come home when it’s darker. We all know… more

Zach on the pathway to a nursing career

Zach Antonio visited us at our Northam Jobs & Skills Centre requiring career advice and assistance with exploring the training and employment opportunities in the local area. After working with our team to construct a career action plan reviewing his current situation, skills, training, goals, and any career ideas he may already have, it became… more