Dubbo Regional Council has pledged two new horticulture apprenticeship jobs to take the Skillset Workforce Pledge250 Campaign to the 200 mark.

The Pledge250 Jobs Campaign was initiated by Skillset Workforce for the second time in November last year to address high youth unemployment across Regional NSW, and aims to reach 250 jobs by the end of March.

Skillset Workforce Senior Manager Jane McWilliam says it is gratifying to see so many local businesses and councils supporting the campaign, providing jobs and skills for local people.

“We are delighted by the level of support we are getting for the campaign, every single job can change a life, and helps supports our regional communities. Dubbo Regional Council have been great providers of apprenticeships and traineeships over many years and we thank them for their important contribution.”

Mayor of Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields said the apprenticeships are part of an ongoing commitment by Council to employ and train local young people “We believe it is really important to provide jobs and training for people in Dubbo, and are pleased to have helped this jobs campaign reach the 200 milestone. I encourage other councils and businesses out there to get on board and provide local employment.”

To find out more about the apprenticeships with Dubbo Regional Council visit skillset.com.su/jobs-vacant, for more information on the Pledge250 Jobs campaign call 1300 853525 or go to skillset.com.au/pledge-250

Skillset Workforce Consultant Rodney Ney with Dubbo Region Mayor Councillor Ben Shields.