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Skillset Launches Skillforce500 for its Third Year with a Fresh New Twist

With a fresh and vibrant facelift, Skillset have launched their annual skills and jobs campaign, SkillForce500 for its third year.

The SkillForce500 campaign aims to engage over 500 people in the Central West into either employment, education or skills development by 31 March 2022. The campaign, with its tagline “Powered By People”, was created to support local business, skill local people, or place them into education and employment. 

SkillForce500 started in 2016 as the campaign “Pledge250” where Skillset called on local businesses to “Pledge a Job” in the Central West. After the monumental success of the Pledge campaign, Skillset raised the target to 360 and then in the past 3 years, to 500, focusing not only on jobs but widening the target to encompass engagements in skills and career development. Over 5 years of campaigning, Skillset has placed or supported over 2,500 people through these campaigns. 

Skillset General Manager Jane McWilliam says, “Skillset prides itself on identifying and problem solving gaps in the market to better support individuals and businesses in our community. To achieve such success, Skillset placed an emphasized importance on the continual development of our apprentice and trainee services, recruitment services and support programs such as Youth Connect, TradeUp, and CareerLink Central West. Through these programs we are able to support all facets of people in all stages of their career life-cycle, from school, to training programs, career support and beyond.”

“There are many ways people and businesses can get involved with our campaign. Business owners can add an apprentice or trainee to their teams and take advantage of increased wage incentives from the Australian Government. They can also seek out permanent employees or temporary employees through our services, while individuals can seek out their next job opportunity or career development resources and assistance.” 

Skillset are now calling on local businesses and individuals to contact them now to find out how they can help make the next step in their journey. 

To help support local business and jobseekers, Skillset have also released a new Facebook page named Skillset Jobs where individuals can pursue new and exciting job opportunities across the Central West, go to @skillsetjobsau on Facebook to follow. 

To find out more about joining the SkillForce to help skill regional communities, call 1300 853 525, or visit

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