Greater Western Sydney small businesses employing less than 19 people now have access to free training across key business areas.
The training will be made available online through TAFE. Modules can be completed at the participants own pace and at times to best suit their availability.
They will be complemented by live tutorials with trainers and fellow participants. This will allow small business owners and employees to collaborate and seek feedback on business ideas, challenges and plans, while supporting the application of new skills to real-life business challenges.
The modules cover the key areas of:
financial literacy and
general business management.
The $30 million Skills for Business project was announced yesterday by the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro,
"This investment will help enable your business to be better prepared for the digital future, will help you become even more competitive and will ultimately create more jobs for the people of NSW," he said.
The Skills for Business initiative is open to all NSW based businesses with 199 employees or less, however priority will be given to businesses with fewer than 19 employees.
To access Skills for Business training, you must be be a full-time employee or owner of a registered business in NSW, or a business trading in NSW.
Currently, there are more than 710,000 small businesses in NSW, almost a third of them in Greater Western Sydney, that are driving the state's economy. Small business employs around 1.56 million people - almost half the state's workforce and generates $47 billion in annual wages and salaries.