During 2020, SMT has continued to support regional communities by offering training to smaller groups than usual. This has ensured the regional workforce didn’t miss out amidst this challenging year.
Recently a Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal course was held in St Helens. The course was attended by Oyster farmers, Salmon farmers and members of the St Helens Marine Rescue Association.
Many of these courses are have been held with student numbers below the viable operating costs for SMT, which has meant that SMT has used its own resources to ensure that training has remained available in our regional areas.
SMT is hopeful that with access to the Federal Government’s Job Trainer programme, we will be able to continue to offer additional support for regional training.
With Job Training, fully funded (free) training positions will be available in 2021, to those who are eligible for this program.