Workforce Development

Several Australian Universities have campuses based in Katherine to support remote students studying higher education or with research. Two campuses offer Vocational Education and Training program as well as short courses suited to workers needing to maintain current certificates e.g. first aid.

Developing a capable workforce is a key priority for Katherine businesses. Many businesses offer work experience and apprenticeship opportunities to help grow local skills. 

KMSA was a driver of Katherine’s trial Automotive and Engineering first year apprenticeship program. This program was created in 2014 with the Northern Territory Government, Charles Darwin University and Group Training Northern Territory. The program successfully delivered training and work experience to apprentices. The apprentices completed 21 weeks in automotive and fabrication areas.

KMSA are keen to support similar programs to respond to industry workforce needs.

Indigenous ready to work program can be custom designed to end sure entry level staff have the skills and knowledge you need before they start. Local suppliers can help build Indigenous capacity in the mining , oil an gas industries.