The Construction Training Fund (CTF) has extended the Disaster Recovery Construction Training Grant to help bring tradies to Kimberley communities hit hard by flooding.
The extension of the $3.5 million grant program is designed to attract skilled workers to communities affected by Cyclone Ellie and associated flooding.
The initiative was launched in late 2021 to help rebuild communities affected by the Wooroloo bushfire and Cyclone Seroja. It was originally due to end in 2023, but has been extended for another two years, and broadened out to Kimberley areas impacted by Cyclone Ellie.
The Disaster Recovery Construction Training Grant is additional to CTF grants that employers, apprentices and trainees are already entitled to.
Employers of apprentices and trainees working in the affected regions can claim an additional grant of up to $3,000 per year until June 2025.
Apprentices and trainees working in the areas can claim up to $1,000 per year.
For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply for the Disaster Recovery Construction Training Grant, go to ctf.wa.gov.au/disaster-recovery-grant