Royal Life Saving WA has partnered with Newman Senior High School to deliver a suite of training programs to help students in Newman gain work skills.
One of these programs, Talent Pool, is an innovative employment initiative offering a springboard for Aboriginal young people wanting to achieve employment in the aquatics industry.
As part of the initiative, Royal Life Saving WA will support a minimum of 75 students per year making a total of 150 over two years, enabling them to acquire their First Aid and Bronze Medallion qualifications. In addition, during Term Three 2021 Royal Life Saving WA will work towards qualifying six teachers to become aquatic trainers capable of training their students up to a Bronze Medallion standard.
To further assist these students with their future employment prospects, Royal Life Saving WA is working in collaboration with pool management at the Shire of East Pilbara to develop pathways for employment focused on lifeguard and swim teacher positions.
Royal Life Saving Senior Manager Regional Development, Tim Turner said the collaboration was a significant development for the initiative.
“It aligns a current funding opportunity with a collaboration of key people and organisations to develop training and real job opportunities for young people in Newman. Exciting times lay ahead for this township, which will have a work ready aquatic workforce in time for the 2021-22 summer season.”
You can find out more about Talent Pool here: