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Employment Facilitator

Rechelle Leahy
New England and North West Employment Facilitator
0408 224 489

Local Jobs Plan

New England and North West Local Jobs Plan


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National Priority Fund Initiatives

National Priority Fund
Organisation Description
Mobile Connection Hub Community College – Northern Inland Incorporated

The Mobile Connection Hub Initiative aims to provide a mobile community-access point offering access, support and connection to those experiencing digital divide barriers, enabling them to engage with employment options and opportunities. The Mobile Connection Hub – a vehicle equipped with satellite internet both inside the vehicle and within a 20 metre radius – will provide technology and internet access to remote communities within the New England and North West Employment Region, specifically small remote communities within the Moree Shire Plains region.

Additionally, Community College Northern Inland will leverage the Mobile Connection Hub to promote and/or facilitate other wrap-around and complementary programs and services including Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy (LLND) skills.

Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the New England and North West region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Local Recovery Fund Activity Partner Description
BackTrack Works Transition Co-ordinator BackTrack Works Ltd JobLink Plus The activity will involve supporting young people in Tenterfield to enter employment by employing a part-time Transition Coordinator, who will provide and/or organise training and employment assistance, as well as support services based on individual transition plans. The activity expands on the delivery of BackTrack Works existing youth support program and will enable participants to enter employment.
The Poultry Hub Jobs Program The University of New England Jobs Australia Enterprises The activity will deliver a four-day training program, job seeker engagement sessions and follow-up site and business visits to engage job seekers in the poultry industry. It is expected that around 300 job seekers will participate in the training and a minimum of 240 participants will gain employment in the poultry industry.

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation