Skill Hire, a leading Group Training Organisation (GTO) in Western Australia, welcomes the State Government’s $21.5 million investment in the GTO Wage Subsidy.

The program — a joint effort of the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Construction Training Fund — supports small to medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) in residential construction or on State Government projects access apprentices to meet project needs, alleviating skilled labour shortages in the sector.

The initiative aims to accelerate home construction by providing up to $135,000 for a four-year apprenticeship, covering the average award wage for full-time apprentices in the building and construction industry and supporting the growth of skilled workers in trades such as Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing.

With a strong record of connecting SMEs with skilled apprentices and trainees, Skill Hire is proud to help businesses grow their workforce and navigate the program effectively. By partnering with Skill Hire, businesses can take advantage of the GTO Wage Subsidy and benefit from the expertise and support.

Skill Hire CEO Ben Dahlstrom said, “The initiative not only helps SMEs in the building and construction sector grow their workforce but also contributes to the development of skilled labour in Western Australia. By supporting apprenticeships and traineeships, the GTO Wage Subsidy plays a vital role in addressing skill shortages and fostering the next generation of professionals in the industry.”

It is crucial for interested businesses to carefully review the eligibility criteria fact sheet and program terms and conditions set by the State Government to ensure compliance and maximise their potential access to the subsidy. Skill Hire or any other GTO cannot guarantee places in this program, but acting quickly and seeking our advice early will give you the best chance at securing this opportunity.

To learn more about how the GTO Wage Subsidy can benefit your business, visit “Jobs and Skills WA” and contact Skill Hire for personalised assistance in navigating the program and connecting with talented apprentices and trainees.


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