The WA Government will hold two shearing training camps over the next two months to help fill labour shortages in the shearing industry and support Aboriginal employment.
The camps follow two successful pilots held earlier this year (2020), which produced 20 graduates – half of whom have already found casual, part-time or full-time jobs in the industry.
The State will contribute up to $130,000, alongside funding from Australian Wool Innovation, to run the two-week camps, with the first programs to be held at Northampton and Wellstead in the next two months for a total of 20 participants.
The practical shearing and wool handling program will cover skills and topics including crutching and shearing, wool clip preparation and pressing.
For more information about the Regional Shearing Hub Camps, visit https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/aboriginal-business-development-0
Source: WA Government