Program 245: Skillhire and Community Development Program

Radio Program 245

In this week’s program we find out about SkillHire and its involvement in two Federal Government contracts – the Community Development Program (CDP) and the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy.

The Community Development Program is a program that involves job-seekers or unemployed people being involved in 25 hours of ‘work-like’ activities each week in order to qualify to receive income benefits. It is the remote equivalent of the ‘work-for-the-dole’ and has different requirements to those under the urban Jobactive program.

The Remote Schools Attendance Strategy is also being co-ordinated by SkillHire and aims to encourage children to go to school.

To learn more about these programs, we talk with Stephen Busbridge, the CDP Manager at SkillHire.


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