Action Plan Launched, Conversations Across Our Region, Connecting With Business And The Future OF Work.


North Coast Workforce Strategy and Action Plan -Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) and Northern Rivers (RDANR), recently launched their North Coast Workforce Strategy and Action Plan.
The launch is the culmination of collaborative efforts between the organisations and the plan aims to be a catalyst for change and the beginnings of a new approach to solving regional employment issues.
Included in the strategy is the need to address the duplication of initiatives setup to deal with regional unemployment and the lack of consistent funding to support programmes.
The plan proposes a structured approach of how to address unemployment in the region and includes the forming of a regional board and working groups to implement key strategies and actions.
The strategy was launched by RDAMNC and RDANR alongside federal members of parliament for each region, Mr Pat Conaghan, member for Cowper, and Hon Kevin Hogan, member for Page.
In a sign of the times the launch was conducted both online and in person.
Read more and view the plan HERE
Local media coverage of the launch HERE and HERE

Pic Above: L to R : Mr Pat Conaghan, Member for Cowper, Ms Kerry Grace, CEO of RDAMNC and Mr John O’Neill Chair of RDAMNC

My Future Workforce - Are you an employer, jobseeker or service provider in the Mid North Coast? It’s time to register…
My Future Workforce has been designed to pivot the way employment works in the North Coast, and to truly identify and enable employment mechanisms that start with employers and work back to work readiness.
Register - HERE

Ten@10 - is continuing each Tuesday morning on the Regional Business Connect Facebook Page. Each week a guest answers ten questions in ten minutes at 10am. Sharing insights about what works for them in business to the community, it's free and guess what, it only takes ten minutes. The Regional Business Connect Facebook group is designed to support small businesses by linking them with the support they need in the current environment. There are over 80 business mentors from across Australia online and ready to provide free assistance. Take a look - HERE

Covid -19 Business Support - Looking for helpful links regarding the recent announcements and changes to business due to the Covid - 19 crisis? We have shared a number of links to help you find the latest updates, on our website HERE and our Facebook page is another source of information for support and updates - join the page to stay updated HERE

If you are looking for a guide of what individuals can do to help their community and businesses during these difficult economic times read these 10 suggestions from our CEO Kerry Grace - HERE 

Conversations Across The Region –  our final interviewee for this series was Mayor Dominic King from Bellingen Shire Council, who spoke with Russell Pell about the effects Covid -19 and bushfires have had on his region. Plus plans for a Koala Park in the Bellingen area. This series of the interviews was focused on how the Covid – 19 crisis has affected towns in the MNC through the eyes of local mayors and business people, we are currently working on a new series of interviews. All of the interviews from this series can be accessed - HERE
Mayor Dominic King's interview can be accessed - HERE

That's it for now, stay tuned for another update soon.
Thanks and regards

Kerry Grace
Director of Regional Development and CEO
Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast
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