Training Services NSW are subsidising skills training for young people aged 15 to 24 years old impacted by the drought, with a number of workshops coming to the Central West.
The training sessions, held during January 2020, aim to support youth engagement and increase employability skills.
It is one initiative within a package of government programs available to support farmers, their families and rural communities.
A wide range of training is available, including animal studies, chemicals, community services, construction (White Card), drone operations, first aid, hospitality essentials, individual support, life saving/pool life guard, meat processing, robotics and coding, shearing/wool handling and work health and safety.
Interested youth can find out more about the Drought Break program via the Training NSW website.
There are courses held across the month in Grenfell (chemicals from January 13), Condobolin (hospitality from January 15), Molong (hospitality January 21-24), Blayney, Narromine and Gilgandra.