Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast (RDALC) has been funded by the South Australian Government to deliver a Regional Workforce Connector and Collaboration Program in the Limestone Coast region over the next 12 months. This funding will enable RDALC to dedicate more resources, ensuring that businesses in our region are supported as they face continued pressure to fill workforce gaps.
“Through this new program our team will work with the region’s employers to identify their workforce needs and help find ways to fill their workforce gaps,” said Evan Flint, RDALC Chair. “Getting as many of our regional jobs listed on the RDALC Job Board is one way we can help our employers connect with job seekers”.
Local businesses are also set to benefit by participating in capacity building workshops and seminars, including more events focused on the concept of Employer of Choice.
“Connecting our region’s employers to the tools and support they need to become employers of choice continues to be a focus of our work,” said David Wheaton, RDALC CEO. “We want to help build workplaces that attract and retain the best talent in our region”.
Collaborating with Government, RDALC will promote new opportunities and programs, link employers to supports and initiatives, as well as deliver targeted workforce activities, including workforce planning, social media campaigns on key industries, and promoting critical job vacancies.
“The South Australian Government is proud to partner with RDALC to help match the region’s existing strengths in manufacturing, forestry, and agriculture with the skilled workers required for industry growth,” said the Hon. Dr Susan Close MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. “There are incredible work and lifestyle opportunities on offer across the Limestone Coast, and the Regional Workforce Connector and Collaboration Program will help local employers to build, attract, and retain talent”.
Following the last three successful tours, RDALC will continue to work closely with Study Adelaide to facilitate visits of graduating students with highly sought after skills to the region.
“I welcome the continued collaboration between Study Adelaide and Regional Development Australia, facilitating student tours so that graduates are encouraged to work in our regions upon completing their studies, where their skills are in high demand,” said Dr Close.
RDA Murrylands and Riverland and a cluster of RDAs from the Upper Spencer Gulf (RDA Far North, RDA Eyre Peninsula, and RDA Yorke and Mid North) are also delivering workforce connection and collaboration projects under this pilot. RDALC will collaborate with other pilot sites, sharing key learnings as well as assisting Government in the development and implementation of workforce strategies.
Businesses are encouraged to contact RDALC at email@example.com to list vacancies and for assistance with critical vacancies that they are struggling to fill.
For more information, please contact:
Regional Development Australia Limestone Coast on (08) 8723 1057