On Wednesday, 2 December CWFS launched its new FRRR funded project ‘Tapping a Natural Resource – A Rural and Regional ‘Remote’ Workforce’ at the Fettell Centre, Condobolin. This project will provide a highly developed educational and networking program to upskill, activate and engage underemployed people to remotely work in Central West NSW increasing professional & economic opportunities & encourage community engagement.
Jo Palmer, an experienced professional in the ‘remote work’ space, will provide the training component of this project. Jo was awarded the National AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her work supporting, educating and connecting rural communities through remote work in 2019.
The program will take the form of face-to-face workshops, online training and webinars over a three month period. Individuals who participate in the program will have the opportunity to be ‘remote work ready’ and will be prepared to look for remote work.
With the support of FRRR, this project will assist in reducing the impact of skill shortages in the regions, maintaining rural populations and improving the outcomes for people in Central West NSW.
The launch provided a great opportunity to learn more about the project and catch up with Jo. The program commences in April 2021 and if you are interested in participating, please contact CWFS CEO, Diana Fear on 0427 897 530.