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Lismore City Council has launched the inaugural Lismore Employment Acceleration Pathways (LEAP) program.

This annual program aims to create employment opportunities within the local community for those looking to start or change careers.

The first intake, a group of 15 people, consists of school students and recent school graduates who will undertake traineeships in horticulture, civil construction, water and sewer, libraries, finance and the customer contact centre.

Lismore City Council General Manager John Walker said he was pleased to see so many people register for the program in its first year.

‘Having this many proactive local candidates kickstart their careers at Lismore City Council through the LEAP program is exciting,’ Mr Walker said.

‘The program will greatly benefit both Council and the community moving forward.’

The LEAP program offers a range of apprenticeships, traineeships and training opportunities to candidates in line with their areas of interest. 

It is designed to grow youth employment and develop skills in the region. A professional training team will support each candidate in the LEAP program.

LEAP will be an annual program with applications opening at the end of each year. LEAP is open to people of all ages looking to start or change their careers.

Council would like to thank the local schools participating in the program and Training NSW for their assistance.

If you are interested in the LEAP program or would like more information, please contact Council’s People & Culture team on 6625 0500 or email [email protected].

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