Training and jobs boost for Pilbara energy workers

by WA Government News | Aug 27, 2018
  • Seven existing employees gain new qualifications
  • 12 new positions created at Horizon Power regional depots
  • Four more electricity distribution workers employed in the Pilbara
  • Recruitment and retraining opportunities for local workers
  • McGowan Government welcomes jobs and skills boost in the Pilbara region 

State Government-owned energy provider Horizon Power has boosted job prospects in regional Western Australia through training and upskilling opportunities, which will ensure the electricity network to the north of the State continues to be maintained and serviced by local workers.

Seven existing Horizon Power employees are now qualified with dual trades having successfully completed a Certificate III Electricity Supply Industry (Cable Jointing) qualification.

They will be responsible for maintenance and repair of key electricity infrastructure, including the recently completed underground power networks in Karratha and Port Hedland.

Premier Mark McGowan, Energy Minister Ben Wyatt, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel toured the Port Hedland electricity depot and met with Horizon Power's newest recruits and apprentices while in the Pilbara for the McGowan Labor Government's regional Community Cabinet.

The training opportunities have been further bolstered with four more distribution workers being taken on in the Pilbara region, and an extra 12 Horizon Power positions being created in other regional towns across the State including Port Hedland, Karratha, Carnarvon, Esperance, Broome and Kununurra.

Read more via the media statement

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