Shaping Futures works closely with local businesses and industry to access skilled and work ready job seekers and unemployed and underemployed people to develop the skills and abilities they need to access work, or to obtain additional hours of work. This is delivered through the Department of State Development’s WorkReady Jobs First Employment Projects (JFEP) and Adult Community Education (ACE).
Jobs First Employment Projects (JFEP)
JFEP funds tailored skills and employment projects that are developed in response to job opportunities identified by employers; and which respond to the unique needs of unemployed and underemployed people through the provision of employment support services that address barriers to employment.
Current JFEP Projects
Wine Industry Earn & Learn Project
Regional Aged Care Employment Project
Regional Disability Employment Project
Adult Community Education (ACE)
ACE funding is provided to community and neighbourhood centres and local councils to deliver foundation skills courses – literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and employability skills – that engage people on a learning pathway, with transitions to vocational education and training and employment.
Current ACE Projects