Regional Training and Employment Strategy

The Regional Training and Employment Strategy (RTES) supports economic growth in rural and regional NSW by increasing participation in training linked to actual job opportunities and providing pathways to further study.

The Strategy has three programs:

Retrenched Workers Assistance provides information, advice and skills assessment to assist retrenched workers and those affected by company downsizing to determine the skills they need for future employment. The program may provide training in part or full qualifications needed to obtain a new job. Training Services NSW collaborates with local agencies and support services to assist affected workers. View the Retrenched Workers Assistance information sheet.

Training Services NSW can assist in placing apprentices and trainees affected by company downsizing and closures with new employers through the Continuing Apprenticeships Placement Service (CAPs).

Partnering for Jobs focuses on people who are unemployed or marginally attached to the workforce. It provides training in areas needed by employers experiencing skill shortages. Employers are involved in recruitment, provision of work experience and potential offer of traineeships, apprenticeships or jobs to successful graduates.

Pathways for School Leavers funds partnership projects to provide educational pathways that transition school leavers through vocational education into higher education and/or employment. The program is aimed at recent school leavers facing difficulties in transitioning to higher level vocational or higher education qualifications. Project partners typically include schools, employers, training organisations, higher education providers, industry bodies and community organisations.

Read how the RTES is assisting people in regional areas


For more information contact a local Training Services NSW Centre on 13 28 11.

Page last updated: 9 May 2017