Friday, March 1, 2024

Lismore takes LEAP into new training program

Lismore City Council yesterday launched its inaugural Lismore Employment Acceleration Pathways (LEAP) program.

Council says the program is aiming to create employment opportunities within the local community for those looking to start or change careers.

The first intake – a group of 15 – 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. The program will greatly benefit both Council and the community moving forward,” he said.

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

The program 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.

For more information, contact Council’s People & Culture team on 6625 0500 or email

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