Skillset have kicked off their annual jobs and skills campaign which aims to engage 500 people across the Central West through education, employment and skills development by March 31, 2020.
SkillForce500 focuses on developing skilled individuals that ultimately contribute to the productivity of the region's businesses.
Late last month, Skillset staff from across the Central West, including Mudgee, paid a visit to local businesses in order to create campaign awareness and assist with the identification of skills that could be utilised in order to grow a business.
Skillset general manager Jane McWilliam said taking on an apprentice or trainee will not only be a benefit, but also for the wider community.
"For businesses interested in adding an apprentice or trainee to your team, not only do you gain an extra pair of hands, but you are helping create the foundation for much needed skills for the future," she said.
If we all band together, we have the potential to benefit thousands of people in our local communities.Skillset general manager, Jane McWilliam
"This campaign is about keeping skills local, fostering skills development opportunities for people and keeping these people employed within our local communities."
For more information about SkillForce500, call 1300 853 525, or visit www.skillset.com.au.