Regional Youth Traineeship Program - Program Events
Trainees participating in the Regional Youth Traineeship Program were required to attend a 'Welcome to local government' induction at the commencement of their traineeship, and a Capability Building Workshop in their second year of employment.
Welcome to Local Government Induction
The ‘LGA Welcome to Local Government Induction’ was delivered to all trainees participating in the program (from both Round 1 and Round 2) in their first year of the two year employment.
Attendance by all trainees in the program and their supervisors was a pre-requisite in the LGA-Council Agreement for the program (at no cost to program participants).
The regional inductions were specifically designed to enable trainees and their supervisors to travel to and from the venue during their normal work hours.
The induction provides the opportunity for regional trainees and their supervisors to network with each and share good news stories about the program with the Program Coordinator.
Invitations to the Minister for Regional Development to meet the trainees in their region were sent upon confirmation of the delivery schedule in Round 1 and Round 2.
The LGA customised induction fulfilled a number of Funding Deed requirements for the program including:
- attend regional meetings to monitor the program and meeting with participating councils and trainees;
- provide case management support to councils and trainees and;
- provide counselling support to trainees.
The Induction program incorporated a number of requests received from participating councils, specifically: reinforcement of the Code of Conduct for council employees (Local Government Act 1999), particularly with the use of technology and social media; local government career opportunities and; a WHS refresher.
Guest speakers from each region were also invited to share their career journeys and inspirational messages with the trainees as they begin their career journeys.
Summary of Round 1 Welcome to Local Government Inductions -2016
|Date||25 May 2016||
15 June 2016
|23 June 2016||7 July 2016||13 July 2016||29 July 2016||3 August 2016||16 August 2016||9 September 2016||8 & 9 November 2016|
|Attended by councils in region||Central||South East||Southern & Hills||Murray & Mallee||Eyre Peninsula||Spencer Gulf Cities||Central & Spencer Gulf Cities||Murray & Mallee||Central||Eyre Peninsula|
|Council hosting event||Yorke Peninsula Council||City of Mount Gambier||Alexandrina Council||Berri Bamera Council||District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula||Port Augusta City Council||Northern Areas Council||The Rural City of Murray Bridge||District Council of Mallala||Yalata Aboriginal Community Council|
Summary of Round 2 Welcome to Local Government Inductions - 2017
|Date||6 June 2017||
23 June 2017
|4 July 2017||19 July 2017||3 August 2017||15 August 2017|
|Attended by councils in region||Southern & Hills||Limestone Coast||Murraylands & Riverlands||Barossa, Light, Lower North & Central||Eyre Peninsula & Spencer Gulf Cities||Spencer Gulf Cities & Central|
|Council hosting event||Alexandrina Council||Naracoorte Lucindale Council||District Council of Karooda East Murray||Town of Gawler||District Council of Kimba||Port Pirie Regional Council|
Trainee Capability Building Workshop
Within the second year of the two year employment of trainees in both rounds of the program, regional delivery of a Trainee Capability Building Workshop will be provided by the LGA through funds specifically allocated in the $2M provided by Primary Industries and Regions SA for each round.
The workshops provide another networking opportunity for the trainees across a number of regions in addition to preparing them for future employment opportunities within or outside the local government sector.
The Workshop includes:
- Resume writing and Interview technique Workshop (Provided by regional council HR Managers for a local government perspective.)
- Effective Workplace Communication Workshop (Team building exercises, personality profiling and problem solving techniques.
- Confidence and Resilience Building Workshop
Summary of Round 1 Capability Workshops - 2017
|Date||6 September 2017||
20 September 2017
|18 October 2017||25 October 2017|
|Attended by councils in region||Central, Eyre Peninsula, Spencer Gulf Cities||Central & Spencer Gulf Cities||Central, Murraylands & Riverlands||South East & Southern Hills|
|Event location||Australian Arid Botanic Gardens, Port Augusta||Clare Sports Centre, Clare||Pretoria Hotel, Mannum||Alexandrina|