Upskilling the energy sector

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.

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.

Premier, Mark McGowan, said the upskilling of regional workers enables them to be more equipped to take on the jobs of the future and is essential in keeping jobs in regional WA.

Minister for Energy, Ben Wyatt, said, “The changes which require energy workers to be equipped with skills for future energy jobs has already resulted in 12 extra workers being employed in regional areas across the state.”

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