New look, same great local organisation

Have you noticed something different about Bridging the Gap (BTG)? We’ve updated our look! We are evolving our look to better reflect our community and our future. For nearly 40 years we’ve been making a positive impact in our local community. And as we look forward to the next 40 years, we want a fresh […]

Christmas message from our Chair

Merry Christmas from our chair

As I reflect on 2021 I see that, despite the challenges still caused by Covid-19, we have had a significant and positive impact in our community. And I thank you for your part. We simply couldn’t do what we do without our funders. In particular, I thank the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and […]

BTG lunches with the Premier

BTG's Alyson Cooper standing with WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Last Friday Bridging the Gap attended the Premier’s Budget Luncheon. This was an excellent opportunity for us to find out what the budget means for our community. The Premier spoke about how WA is the strongest state in Australia and how now is the time to fund the State’s future projects. It was uplifting to […]

Funding secured to support more parents

Man sitting with a toddler on his lap

Bridging the Gap has been providing training and job placement services to local jobseekers for more than thirty-five years. In 2020-2021, we delivered the Career Readiness for Young Parents (CRFYP) program funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services Try, Test and Learn Fund. This fund supported innovative approaches to assisting young parents, mostly young women, […]

New Jobs and skills centre open! How we can help you!

The new Peel Jobs and Skills Centre has been operating since August 2018 but was officially launched by Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery, on 10 October 2018. Bridging the Gap will have staff located at the South Metropolitan TAFE Monday to Friday and will be providing assistance to a range of residents in the […]

ParentsNext – New Service provided by Bridging the Gap from 1 July 2018.

Parents Next logo

Bridging the Gap is very happy to announce that their tender application to deliver Parents Next services in the Perth South region has been successful. ParentsNext is an Australian Government initiative that aims to assist eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children go to school.  Bridging the Gap’s ParentsNext […]

Smiles all round: Impressive cubby house donated to Safe Woman, Safe Family centre

Hours of tireless work was celebrated this week with the installation of an impressive cubby house at the Safe Woman, Safe Family centre in Pinjarra. The cubby house was designed, constructed and decorated by participants in Bridging the Gap’s Moorditj Mia Mia program. The program teaches basic construction and employability skills to local Aboriginal and […]

Jump on board our clever conversion!

Our Work for the Dole participants out at our Casuarina site have recently finished the Bus Conversion project. The Bus Conversion project was designed to refit and refurbish an old unusable bus into functioning accommodation, similar to that of a caravan.  It involved work being done from the chassis through to rebuilding the body and […]

Local Charity appoints former Rockingham boy Chairman of the Board: Bridging The Gap

Les Hayward Long-standing board member appointed to the role of Chair Local Not for Profit and Charity , Bridging the Gap, who has a 30-year history of assisting local Rockingham / Kwinana / Mandurah residents develop job ready skills and achieve employment, has appointed former local Rockingham man, Les Hayward as the new Chair of […]